Manchester City’s new signing Rodri claims the club “are just a small step away” from winning the Champions League. The Premier League champions paid a club-record £62.8million release clause to buy the Spain international from Atletico Madrid on Thursday.
Rodri hailed the success City have achieved in the past two years and “changed the story of football” in England, adding that “Manchester is becoming more blue” in reference to the way they have emerged from being in the shadow of city neighbours Manchester United.
But the next challenge for City, after last season’s clean sweep of domestic trophies, is to win the Champions League. And Rodri is convinced the team can claim Europe’s top prize in the near future. He said: “City have achieved an awful lot and what they have won in England is fantastic.
“I think they are just a small step away from reproducing that in Europe. It has always been a dream of mine to win the Champions League and I don’t think we are far away from achieving that.”