Manchester City news: Rodri reveals the reason behind his Etihad switch

Manchester City have completed the signing of Spanish midfielder, Rodri for the club-record £62.8 million from Atletico Madrid. The 23-year-old becomes the second player to join the Premier League champions this summer after the arrival of left-back Angelino for £12 million from PSV.

Rodri is considered as of the best young defensive midfielders in the world and he is signed as a long term replacement for ageing Fernandinho by Pep Guardiola. The Madrid-born starlet played 34 league games last season, scoring three goals in the process.

The Spaniard revealed that he is excited to play Pep Guardiola’s style of football.

He 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.

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

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