Arsenal eyeing Real Madrid forward Rodrygo ahead of the summer transfer window

Arsenal are closely monitoring the situation of Real Madrid attacking midfielder Rodrygo ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

The Brazil international could struggle for regular playing chances next term with Endrick arriving and Kylian Mbappe expected to join Los Blancos as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain.

The likes of Joselu and Brahim Diaz are also challenging for a spot in attack, which could see Rodrygo be open to an exit, and Arsenal will be willing to make a move for him.

However, the Gunners will face competition from Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool for the services of the 23-year-old should he become available.

He has four more years left on his Madrid contract and has a release clause of €1 billion, but suitors can get him for his current market value of €100 million if the La Liga giants decide to sell him or if he tells the club he wants to leave.

Rodrygo has 13 goals and seven assists across all competitions for Los Blancos this term and could be perfect for Arsenal given the quality he brings to the table.

He can play as a right winger and a number 9, and the Gunners could end up killing two birds with a stone by landing such a versatile attacker who has proven himself on the biggest stage.

Rodrygo is the complete attacking package, with his ball-retention ability, passing, dribbling and set-piece expertise some of his stand-out strengths.

Proving himself in the Premier League and playing for Arsenal, especially if they win the title this term, could be appealing to Rodrygo as staying at Madrid may not work in his favour.

The arrival of Mbappe is expected to force either him or Vinicius Junior out of the club, and it appears the left winger is more favoured right now given his recent form.

Nothing is fixed right now regarding the future of Rodrygo, and Arsenal and others will keep monitoring the situation and pounce once the opportunity presents itself.

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