manchester city snap up atletico madrid midfielder rodri

17:00    04 Jul 2019

Rodrigo Hernández Cascante
English champions Manchester City have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri on Thursday.

The 23-year-old player has inked on a five-year deal after joining the club from Spanish giants 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.

“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,” Rodri 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.

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“I can’t wait to start working with Pep Guardiola and my new team-mates and hopefully we can achieve great things together.”

Txiki Begiristain, City’s Director of Football, lauded Rodri as a huge talent after the player completing his transfer.

“Rodri has proven himself to be a hugely talented, young midfielder, who has all the attributes we are looking for," he said.

“He works hard defensively, makes himself available to receive the ball and uses it well when in possession.

“He is a perfect fit for Pep Guardiola’s team and we are confident he will be a success.”

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