Manchester City seal club-record $112 million Rodri signing


Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Manchester City have paid Rodri's £62.8 million release clause, which makes his current contract terminate which was until 2023.

Manchester City have completed the deal of Atletico Madrid midfielder, Rodri.

The deal eclipsed the £60 million (RM309.9 million) they paid Leicester City for Algerian worldwide Riyad Mahrez in July a year ago.

"For me, there were no more options once I knew this club was interested in me".

"For me it's a great opportunity".

Guardiola's first-choice is Leicester's Harry Maguire, but the Foxes' valuation of the 26-year-old - thought to be around £80m - is not matched by City. I'm excited to play at the Etihad stadium and have success with this team.' Aguero and several of his City team-mates were excused from training on the first day due to global commitments with their respective countries. I am very young and have a lot of things to do.

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Meanwhile Txiki Begiristain, City's Director of Football, is sure that the midfielder will be a hit at the Etihad Stadium.

Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, City have won back-to-back Premier League titles, with last season's success coming as part of a domestic treble.

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The Spain global began his career in Atletico's youth ranks before moving to Villarreal in December 2015.

He also made his debut for Spain against Germany in March past year and has a total of seven caps to his name as well as 14 for La Roja at youth level. "In the last five or six years City have changed the story - not only in Manchester but in England", he told reporters when asked why City are now an attractive prospect to big-name players.