Premier League champions Manchester City completed the signing on Thursday of Spanish international midfielder Rodri on a five-year record transfer from Atletico Madrid. Atletico had earlier announced that City had paid a 70 million euro ($79 million) buyout clause for the 23-year-old. City confirmed on their website that Rodri was a record signing for the club.
The deal eclipsed the 60 million pounds ($75 million) they paid Leicester City for Algerian international Riyad Mahrez in July last year. Rodri follows Angelino, the Spanish left-back who joined from PSV Eindhoven, as manager Pep Guardiola's second signing of the summer.
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