The German top flight has become accustomed to losing it's star players in recent years but at least the exciting left-back is not thiking of leaving.
The Wolves are currently just two points ahead of the relegation zone after picking up a grant total of just two wins in the entirety of the 2016/17 season, a far cry from their apparent breakthrough campaign two years ago, where a Kevin De Bruyne-inspired side finished second in the table behind Bayern Munich and beat Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final.
You would be forgiven for thinking such an alarming decline would convince one of the club’s prized assets, attacking full-back Rodriguez, to look elsewhere but his agent has insisted that the 24-year-old is not considering his options amid reported interest from the Premier League.
“Ricardo is usually the object of transfer speculation, but it’s time to put an end to these stories,” Gianluca Di Domenico said in quotes reported by Calciomercato. “Ricardo is only focused on Wolfsburg.”
London rivals Chelsea have also been heavily linked in the past, with various outlets claiming that Antonio Conte is keen to sign the attack-minded left-back, whose powerful runs and pin-point crossing would make him a perfect fit for the Italian’s favoured 3-5-2 formation.
The Mirror claimed that Chelsea were keen to pay £22 million for Rodriguez in the summer, only to hedge their bets on Marcos Alonso instead.
However, the former Bolton and Sunderland defender has impressed in his first few months at Stamford Bridge while, a few miles north, Monreal is showing few signs of slowing down.
Therefore, it seems unlikely that either Chelsea or Arsenal would be so keen as to reignite their interest at the present moment.
Furthermore, the free-kick specialist, who has been trialled at centre-half to mixed results by head coach Valentin Ismael in recent weeks, told Blick earlier in the season that he would be happy to see out the remaining three years of his contract with Wolfsburg.