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Manchester City Ready to Break Transfer Record for Rodri

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Pep Guardiola has his eyes on another Atletico Madrid Star.

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Pep Guardiola has reportedly identified the successor to Fernandinho, and he’s pushed for Manchester City to break their transfer record again to capture him.

From a report in The Telegraph, Manchester City is preparing a transfer bid of nearly $79 million to sign Atletico Madrid central midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez, better known as Rodri.

In his first season in Madrid, the 22-year-old has made 28 La Liga starts along with six in the UEFA Champions League, anchoring the Atletico Madrid midfield.

This is not the first Atletico Madrid star to be linked with a over to the Etihad, as Thomas Partey was subject to these rumors just weeks ago.

If true, Rodri’s transfer will break Man City’s previous record when it signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for almost $78 million.

I’d love this move and while a little pricey, Rodri has shown his worth as a top level midfielder. Considering his age, this position could be locked up for a decade and with Ferna getting up there in age, this could be a perfect replacement.

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