Liverpool can secure bargain £8.5m deal for Guido Rodriguez

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Liverpool could sign Real Betis ace Guido Rodriguez for a bargain fee this summer, according to a report from Estadio Deportivo.

The Spanish publication claims that the La Liga outfit want just €10 million (£8.5m) for the defensive midfielder.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on strengthening his ranks at Anfield this summer.

That is obvious after Gini Wijnaldum left Liverpool to link up with Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

Liverpool target Guido Rodriguez in action for Real Betis last season 

Liverpool to move in for Rodriguez?

The Reds can sign the 27-year-old Argentina international for a paltry £8.5m. That really is excellent value.

And with the Merseyside outfit not as flush with cash as they once were, Rodriguez could be a useful option for Klopp.

In 35 La Liga outings for Betis last season, the midfielder averaged 2.8 tackles, 1.9 interceptions and 1.5 clearances per game.

Rodriguez in action for Real Betis last season – Copyright: xJosexLuisxContrerasx

He made an average of 46.6 passes per match and recorded an impressive completion rate of 84%.

At 27, Rodriguez is nearing the peak of his powers. Klopp usually likes to buy players younger and mould them into exactly what he wants.

However, £8.5m for the Argentinian ace seems like too good a deal to turn down.

He would be a very worthwhile acquisition for Klopp this summer.

Stats obtained via WhoScored.

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