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Monday April 8 2019
Rodri requests Atletico Madrid exit - reports

Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri has asked to be made available to other clubs this summer should his €70m release clause be met, say 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 away.

The Spanish radio station reported last week that Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Manchester City were all eyeing a move for the central midfielder.

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.

Bayern have already raided Atleti to sign Lucas Hernandez in an €80m deal this summer and are prepared to continue investing in their squad.

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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