With Maxi Gomez’s move to Valencia now on the brink of completion, the La Liga club have a decision to make.
They are paying big money for the Celta Vigo striker and have worked tirelessly to get him, so it’s easy to assume he’ll be the first choice at the club.
That leaves Rodrigo in an interesting position. The Spanish striker has impressed at Valencia over the last two years, scoring 19 goals in 2017/18 and 15 last season.
That led to plenty of big clubs being linked and those rumours appear to have gone to Rodrigo’s head a little, with him feeling Manchester City and PSG is the level he’s at, and Napoli is below him.
Calcio Napoli recently spoke with AS journalist Corrado Valle to discuss the possibility of the striker joining Napoli this summer. He says it’s unlikely to happen as Rodrigo has set his sights very high.
“Rodrigo does not consider Napoli a top club: he would leave Valencia only for PSG, Manchester City…” he told the station.
And that seems a little bit unrealistic for Rodrigo. First and foremost, he’s got good numbers but he’s hardly a top-level striker.
Valencia certainly wouldn’t be spending big money, nor going to the trouble they have, to get Maxi Gomez if that were the case.
PSG and City are unlikely to be very interested either. The Ligue 1 champions have Edinson Cavani and even if they were to sell him, they’d set their sights much higher. City, meanwhile, have Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. They’re both better options than Rodrigo.
Unless he sets his sights a little lower and gets a bit more realistic, he may end up very frustrated next season.