Spain international Rodri has become Manchester City’s second summer signing after completing his move from Atletico Madrid. The 23-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.
Rodri officially became a City player day after Atleti revealed the 70million euros – around £62.8million – release clause in his contract, which had four years to run, had been triggered. A statement on the reigning champions’ official website said: “Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri.
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“The 23-year-old joins on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid and follows Angelino to become Pep Guardiola’s second signing of the summer.” City have not confirmed the fee, but the value of the release clause eclipses the 60million City paid Leicester for Algeria international Riyad Mahrez last summer.
Rodri said: “What City have achieved in the last two years has been amazing and I’m looking forward to being part of such a talented squad. “It’s not just the titles they have won, but the way they have managed it, playing attacking football at all times. It’s a style that excites me, as do the club’s ambitions. “I can’t wait to start working with Pep Guardiola and my new teammates, and hopefully we can achieve great things together.”