While the lure of playing Champions League football for Arsenal could be seen as a more attractive proposition than Valencia, who have failed to qualify for Europe, the fact that Lim owns the player’s economic rights makes a move to Los Che his likely destination. A deal was agreed in February whereby Meriton Capital Limited, a company owned by Peter Lim, purchased the rights of Rodrigo. The Brazilian-born Spanish youth international cost Lim’s fund ˆ30million (24.5million) plus a further ˆ10million (8.2million) of performance-related variables. While Arsene Wenger has been tracking the player for a number of months and was considering making a summer bid, the ball lies in Lim’s court as to where Rodrigo will be playing next season. The Singaporean billionaire also owns 75 per cent of the economic rights of Benfica midfielder Andre Gomes who is now also believed to be close to sealing a move to La Mestalla.