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Man City pays £62.6m release clause for Atletico’s Rodri

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Man City pays £62.6m release clause for Atletico's Rodri
Rodri during a match with Atlético de Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano, November 10, 2018.

Atletico Madrid has confirmed that Premier League champions Manchester City have paid a €70 million (USD 78.96 million) cancellation clause for their midfielder Rodri.

The 23-year-old Spanish international was one of Pep Guardiola’s main targets for the signing season as he sought a successor to 34-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernandinho.

“Manchester City has deposited the amount of the termination clause on behalf of the player, Atletico said in a statement.

“The player has unilaterally terminated the employment contract that bound him to our club until June 30, 2023,” the club added.

($1 = 0.8865 euros)