BREAKING NEWS: Man City pay Rodri's release clause
- Pep Guardiola's first major signing of the close season is imminent with Rodri set to join Manchester City from Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid have confirmed Manchester City have paid Rodri's release clause, with the midfielder set to join the Premier League champions.
The Spain international had been strongly linked with a move to City for some weeks and a switch to England now appears imminent, with Atletico confirming his contract at the Wanda Metropolitano has been terminated.
An Atletico statement read: "LaLiga has informed Atletico Madrid that Rodrigo Hernandez, through his lawyer, and representatives from Manchester City, paid the player's release clause at the sports association's headquarters on Wednesday, July 3.
"Manchester City has paid the buyout clause on behalf of the player. The player has therefore unilaterally terminated his contract with our club, which ran until June 30, 2023."