MX23RW : Wednesday, June 19 00:42:06| >> :600:2729512:2729512:

Barcelona to beat Manchester City to Rodri deal?

Barcelona to beat Manchester City to Rodri deal?
© Reuters
Barcelona could beat Manchester City to the £61m signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri, according to a report.

Barcelona are reportedly prepared to pay the £61m required to activate the release clause of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri in this summer's transfer window.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for Atletico during the 2018-19 campaign, contributing two goals and one assist in 46 appearances in all competitions.

Manchester City have been strongly linked with a swoop for the six-time Spain international as they seek a long-term replacement for Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are ready to activate Rodri's release clause in order to bring the holding midfielder to Camp Nou for the 2019-2020 campaign.

The move could be part of a double swoop on Atletico, with the Spanish champions also widely expected to complete a deal for Antoine Griezmann, who has announced his plans to leave the Wanda Metropolitano.


Click here for more stories about Rodri

Click here for more stories about Manchester City

Share this article now:
Antoine Griezmann in action for Atletico Madrid on January 26, 2019
Read Next:
Guardiola: 'Man City not signing Griezmann'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
/esi/758/0/index.html - esi:0:site:0:-p-: {0}: - :T758:-: {0}: < ! - - T  758 {0} - - >  : 
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account