Rodri will soon be a Manchester City player
Manchester City have triggered the release clause of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri, the La Liga club announced on Wednesday.
The Spaniard impressed at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium last season, making 47 appearances for Aleti at just 23-years-old.
Those impressive performances alerted Manchester City, with the player having reportedly had a €70 million release clause.
Now, it’s been confirmed that Manchester City have triggered Rodri’s release clause on Wednesday afternoon.
Manchester City pays Rodrigo’s buyout clause at LaLiga headquarters. The player has unilaterally terminated his contract with our club.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 3, 2019
Man City officially trigger release clause
In a statement on Atletico Madrid’s official website, the La Liga side confirmed that Rodri and Man City representatives had been at the La Liga headquarters ‘to exercise the rescission clause of the player.’
Their statement read: Rodrigo Hernandez, represented by a proxy, and representatives of Manchester City have appeared at the headquarters of the football agency in order to exercise the rescission clause of the player.
Manchester City has deposited the amount of the termination clause on behalf of the player.
In this way, the player has unilaterally terminated the employment contract that bound him to our club until June 30, 2023.
While there is no mention of what Rodri’s release clause is, as stated earlier, it’s previously been reported to be £62 million.
Rodri isn’t the first player to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, and probably won’t be the last, either.
Lucas Hernandez has joined Bayern Munich, Diego Godin has left for Inter Milan, and a Barcelona move for Antoine Griezmann looks inevitable.
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