Manchester City is pleased to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri.
The 23 year old joins a five-year contract at the Atletico Madrid and follows Angelino to become the second signing of the summer for Pep Guardiola.
A defensive-minded midfielder who is more comfortable sitting in front of the rear, Rodri has earned a reputation as one of Europe's most exciting prospects.
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AWith complete agreement, he revealed his admiration for a club that he believes is the perfect place to continue its development.
"What the city has achieved in the last two years has been fantastic and I can't wait to be part of such a talented team," he said.
"It's not just the titles that have won, but the way they have managed to do it, playing football at every turn.
"It is a style that excites me, as well as the ambitions of the Club.
"I can't wait to start working with Pep Guardiola and my new teammates and we hope to achieve great results together".
Txiki Begiristain, City's football director, added: "Rodri has proven to be a talented young midfielder, who has all the features we're looking for.
"He works hard on the defensive, makes himself available to receive the ball and uses it well when in possession.
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"It's perfect for Pep Guardiola's team and we are confident that it will be a success."
Born Rodrigo Hernandez Cascante, the most recent recruit of the City supported Athletes as a boy and progressed in the ranks of the Academy before leaving in 2013 to complete his youth development at Villarreal.
One of the most popular youngsters, he made his debut in December 2015, at age 19, and continued to represent the Yellow Submarine 84 times in three seasons.
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Combining an impressive reading of the game with a magnificent touch, Rodri has conquered admirers for his ability to break the opposition's attacks before taking sides alone with his meditative range of passages.
It was enough to earn a return to Atletico, which brought him back last summer for a figure held in the region of 20 million pounds and was at the Wanda Metropolitano where he further strengthened his reputation.
Standing at 6 & 3 and with his technical skill and tactical understanding of the game both equally impressive, Rodri was compared to Sergio Busquets.
He helped Atleti pass the 2018 UEFA Super Cup with a 4-2 win over Real Madrid and played 47 times, scoring three goals when his hometown club finished second in the Liga.
At international level, he won six appearances for Spain and was part of the Under 19 team that won the 2015 European Championships, where he was named in the tournament team.
Everyone at Manchester City welcomes Rodri to the Club and wishes him all the best during his time here in Manchester.
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