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Xavi approves veteran La Liga midfielder for Barcelona, two year deal agreed



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Considering Barcelona’s woes this season, the Catalan giants are necessitated to reform the squad with new faces.

And it appears Barça have the first summer signing in sight, with Guido Rodriguez all set to arrive as a free agent in the forthcoming transfer window.

Xavi has given his stamp of approval

Indeed, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, coach Xavi Hernandez has given his nod of approval for Guido Rodriguez to become the latest signing for Barça in the upcoming season.

Furthermore, the manager has already briefed Deco, affirming that the midfielder stands as a solid option and is needed for Barça’s aspirations moving forward.

Barcelona have faced significant obstacles maintaining shape off the ball over the course of the campaign, with the absence of a natural defensive midfielder costing them severely.

As such, the acquisition of Rodriguez aims to solve the concerns Barcelona have endured in the base of midfield.

However, it must be noted that the Argentine World Cup winner is not expected to be the club’s only signing in the defensive midfield role this summer.

In fact, Guido Rodriguez will arrive as a replacement for Oriol Romeu, and Barcelona still intends to scour the market for a ‘big signing.’

To that end, names like Joshua Kimmich and Martin Zubimendi remain high on the club’s wishlist.

Contract details

The report further argues that Barcelona and Rodriguez have already agreed upon a two-year contract with an option to extend.

But the formal signing procedure is still pending between both parties, delaying the deal’s finalization.

In any case, the announcement is expected to come shortly after the season reaches its conclusion, as the signing is a few steps away from completion.

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