NEWS
Wednesday April 3 2019
Manchester City want Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri

Manchester City want Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri and are ready to pay his €70m release clause, according to a report in Onda Cero.

The 22-year-old only joined Atleti from Villarreal in a deal worth an initial €20m plus a further €5m in add-ons, but now has been linked with a move to England.

The Madrid-native has won five international caps for Spain inside the past 12 months and is the latest Atleti midfielder to be linked to City, following on from Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey.

Rodri has been widely tipped to be the successor of Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets for the Spanish national team and City boss Pep Guardiola is also said to see him in this mould.

The midfielder’s contract at Atleti runs through until 2023 but the club would be powerless to prevent him leaving should his €70m release clause be met.

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