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Manchester City sign Spain international Rodri for club record fee

AFP
Published : Jul 4, 2019, 5:27 pm IST
Updated : Jul 4, 2019, 5:27 pm IST

"Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri," said a statement on the club's website.

Rodri, 23, officially became a City player a day after the La Liga club revealed the 70-million-euro release clause (Photo: AFP)
 Rodri, 23, officially became a City player a day after the La Liga club revealed the 70-million-euro release clause (Photo: AFP)

London: Premier League champions Manchester City on Thursday announced the signing of Spain midfielder Rodri on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid for a club record fee.

Rodri, 23, officially became a City player a day after the La Liga club revealed the 70-million-euro release clause in his contract had been triggered.

"Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri," said a statement on the club's website.

The value of the release clause eclipses the reported ?60 million City paid Leicester for Algeria international Riyad Mahrez last year.

Rodri said: "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.

"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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