English champions, Manchester City will confirm the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder, Rodrigo, on Monday, a report has said.
Pep Guardiola, City coach, has made the Spain international, regarded as Fernandinho’s successor, his top target this summer.
According to The Mirror, Rodrigo, who only joined Atletico from Villarreal last summer for £22 million is set to leave the Wanda Metropolitano, after telling club officials he wants to move to the Premier League side.
And Daily Mail also reports that the Manchester club are set to finalise a deal on Monday, after agreeing to meet the 23-year-old’s £63 million release clause, which will have to be paid directly to the La Liga club.
According to the publication, Atletico believe a deal will be concluded immediately, though City claim that there is still work to be done before it goes through.
It has been reported that discussions have been taking place over the last few months, during which the player verbally agreed terms on a long-term deal.
He made 34 appearances in La Liga, scoring three goals and providing one assist, as Atletico finished second behind Barcelona last season.
The Madrid-based team have already secured Rodrigo’s replacement, having confirmed the signing of Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente.
Llorinte moved across the capital in a £32 million deal on Friday. His unveiling seemed to confirm Rodrigo’s imminent departure, as he was presented with the number 14 shirt, which was worn by the former Villarreal man last season.