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Man City complete club record €70m Rodri signing

Premier League Champions Manchester City have announced the signing of 23-year-old defensive midfielder rodri (Rodrigo) from Atletico Madrid in a deal worth €70 million in excess.

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Premier League Champions Manchester City have announced the signing of 23-year-old defensive midfielder rodri (Rodrigo) from Atletico Madrid in a deal worth €70 million in excess.

City had triggered the buy-out clause in the 23-year-old’s Atletico Madrid contract after convincing him to move to the Etihad Stadium. But have now confirmed the Spain International has signed a five-year deal with the club.

In a statement released on the club’s official website, it read: “Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri.

“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.

“A defensively minded midfielder who is most at home sitting in front of the back four, Rodri has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting prospects.

“And with the deal complete, he revealed his admiration for a club he believes is the perfect place to continue his development.”

Speaking after the completion his deal to City, Rodri revealed his delight at finally securing a move to the Etihad, and can’t wait to begin the new season with his new teammates.

“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,” He said.

“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 team-mates and hopefully we can achieve great things together.”

In Rodri, Pep Guardiola has finally secured a befitting occupant for the deep-lying midfield role, after missing out on deals for Fred, Frenkie De Jong and Jorginho in the past.

Driven by the passion for the game, Gabriel is an avid Sports & Football fan, lover and now writer/analyst. "I may be right or wrong, never perfect but I do justice in my own way". Email : [email protected] Phone : +2348072502035

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