Manchester City transfer target Rodri has told Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave the club during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Rodri joined Atletico Madrid last summer from La Liga rivals Villarreal and has been one of Los Colchoneros' top performers this season, making 29 appearances in all competitions, registering two goals from defensive midfield in the process.
It was recently reported that Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have made signing Rodri the club's number one priority this summer, as he is being viewed as a potential replacement for the ageing Fernandinho.
Following on from those reports, Spanish journalist
Rodri has a
100% - @atletienglish’s Rodrigo Hernandez completed all of his 42 passes against Real Sociedad, the most by a midfielder with 100% passing accuracy in @LaLigaEN this season. Tempo. pic.twitter.com/1FsvcMl6fn— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 3, 2019
"They feel they’re quite far advanced in securing the player.
“He’s interested in coming, they rate him highly, Guardiola likes him a lot and he looks at present to be a better bet than, for example, Ruben Neves.
“They know Neves can do it in the Premier League, but the problem with Neves is Wolves are in no need of money and value him at over £100m. That is significantly more than they would have to pay to get Rodri from Atletico."
Source : 90min