Manchester City are preparing to pay €70 million release clause for Atlético Madrid’s middle-fielder Rodri
Looks like Manchester City are ready to invest again this summer, they are close to sign Cancelo from Juventus and now they are close and ready to pay the 70 million release clause for Atlético Madrid’s middle-fielder Rodri.
The Spanish middle-fielder have informed Atleti that he's decided to move this summer but the RojeBlancos are not ready to negotiate with any team and the only way for him to leave is by paying his release clause which indeed what Pep's city are intend to do. Rodri’s representatives have already held talks with City over personal terms, with the former Villarreal player believed to be weighing up his options amid interest from Bayern Munich.
Rodri is originally from Atletico's youth academy but he was released to join Villarreal's U19 July 2013 before Atletico decide to sign him back last season for €20 million.
Atletico are aware that a player as good as Rodri will not be hard to sell and big clubs are coming for him. Thus, they moved to sign Real Madrid's young middle-fielder Marcos Llorente and according to reports, the deal is in a very advanced stages and will likely close at €40 million.
Rodri, 22, played 47 games with the RojeBlancos this season, scored 3 goals and assisted 1 and he was able to win Uefa Super Cup against Real Madrid last summer.