English Premiership

Arsenal target keeping his options open

2016-06-08 12:48
Ricardo Rodriguez (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Ricardo Rodriguez admits he is facing an uncertain future after Wolfsburg sporting executive Klaus Allofs said it's better that they parted ways.

The Switzerland international is under contract at the Volkswagen Arena until 2019, although he has been linked with a move to Arsenal during the off-season.

Rodriguez has expressed his interest in moving to England's Premier League or Spain's Primera Liga, but is keeping his options open as he waits to see if any potential suitors will activate the €25million release clause in his current deal.

"I don't know where I'll be going, everything's still open," he told Berner Zeitung. "It's also not impossible to continue at Wolfsburg, even though it might be unrealistic right now.

"There are many big clubs. The English clubs have a lot of money, Spain is a great league."

The 23-year-old left-back would jump at the chance to link up with Swiss team-mate Granit Xhaka at the Emirates Stadium after the midfielder recently signed for the Gunners from Monchengladbach.

"That'd be exciting, yes, especially as we'd have already solved the rooming question at Arsenal."

His comments have elicited a response from Allofs, who feels the defender's lack of commitment means he is highly likely to leave the Wolves in the coming months.

"This is no news to us. That's the agreement we struck with Ricardo. When we last talked his plan was clear. He wanted to leave us," Allofs told Kicker.

"A difficult season is behind us. We only need players with a clear mind. If the commitment to Wolfsburg's not there, it's better to part ways."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.