The Spain worldwide is seen as a long-term successor to the Brazilian, who missed Metropolis’s last 4 video games of the season with a knee damage
Manchester City have made a ‘formal supply’ to signal Atletico Madrid star Rodri, in keeping with reviews.
Rodri, who has shone in his debut season at Atletico, has a £61.2million launch clause and will observe Antoine Griezmann out of the door after the Frenchman announced he would be leaving the club this summer.
With Diego Godin and Juanfran set to go away, too, Atletico boss Diego Simeone can be reluctant to lose Rodri.
However Spanish outlet AS say the 22-year-old is ‘very close to’ to agreeing a deal to maneuver to the Etihad Stadium and is attracted by the prospect of enjoying below Pep Guardiola.
Rodri, a defensive midfielder, has been in comparison with Barcelona ace Sergio Busquets.
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo hinted the membership wouldn’t block a possible exit for Rodri if the fitting supply was made and the participant needed to go away.
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He stated: “Immediately, Rodrigo is an Atletico participant. But when tomorrow he has a proposal and needs to go…”
Guardiola has performed John Stones, Fabian Delph and Ilkay Gundogan in a holding midfield function when Fernandinho has been crocked this season.
It’s understood that the Metropolis boss needs a pure defensive midfielder to compete with the Brazilian subsequent time period.