City Complete Rodri Deal

Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri.

The 23-year-old joins on a five-year deal from 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.

And with the deal complete, he revealed his admiration for a club he believes is the perfect place to continue his development.

“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,” he 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.

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