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Arsenal to trigger Ricardo Rodriguez buy-out clause?

Ricardo Rodriguez news

Rodriguez tipped to join Arsenal

Arsenal are believed to be on the front foot to sign Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez. The Swiss international has been earmarked as a long-term successor to Nacho Monreal.

The 23-year-old had a top campaign with the Wolves despite their awful form in the German league last season.

According to Wolves chief Klaus Allofs, the club would be helpless in keeping hold of their player, should his suitors trigger the £18m escape clause in his contract.

"There are things that are out of our hands," he told reporters.

The Gunners are currently heading the queue for the player's signature with Manchester United and Real Madrid keeping tabs on the developments.

Arsene Wenger's team have already wrapped up a deal to bring Rodriguez's Swiss teammate Granit Xhaka to the Emirates.