Manchester City Will Be Signing Rodri From Atletico Madrid For 79 million

Rodrigo Hernandez, Rodri of Atletico de Madrid. Photo by Bagu Blanco/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10053086bk)

As expected, Manchester City is continuing to reinforce their lines with new players and the newest team member comes from Spain. The British Premier League club will be signing the midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez Cascante, also known as Rodri, from the La Liga club Atletico Madrid.

This comes as a bit of surprise since the young player had a four year contract with his club that should have lasted until June 2023. The official line from Atletico says that the release clause for Rodri was paid by City and Rodri’s lawyers.

Manchester City will sign a five year contract with the 23 year old player for a fee of $79 million. This will become the biggest transfer Manchester City has made so far, setting the bar higher than the last record set with the signing of Riyad Mahrez in 2018 for $75 million.

Manchester City’s official website released a statement saying that they are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri.

Rodri started his professional career in 2015 in the Spanish club Villarreal where he played until 2018 when he was acquired by his former club Atletico Madrid.