Now, further reports have suggested that Man City hope to complete a deal ‘by next week’.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Cardiff City at Etihad Stadium on April 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Deal could be concluded next week
According to the Mirror, City have moved ‘swiftly’ to secure Rodri’s signature, and hope to complete a deal by next week.
Their report claims that ‘Premier League champions City will trigger Rodri’s £62m release clause, leaving only a medical – potentially next week – and an agreement over personal terms to conclude the deal.’
Bayern Munich had previously been linked with a move for Rodri, but it’s claimed that they ‘have conceded defeat in their bid to land Rodri, after the 22-year-old indicated his desire to join City and play for Guardiola.’