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Alla Zakarian

18-06-2019 | 18:23 Football
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Manchester City have moved closer to signing Rodri

Photo/iNEws Manchester City have moved closer to signing Atletico Madrid star Rodri, according to talkSport. The 22-year-old has reportedly informed Atletico he wants to join City. Premier League champions are expected to trigger the £62.5 million release clause in his contract. City coach Mikel Arteta was asked about players who stand out as a no.6. “Our position has changed a lot,” he said. “There are already few teams that want to play with a single defensive midfielder, holding the whole game.  “I'm not talking about City, but in other teams that role is not as defined and we are losing the idea of having one who plays there – the Jorginho type, that I love, or the Busquets type. Rodri? He closely resembles what ‘Busi’ is. Few people read the game alone, those who anticipate scenarios, who are mentally stable, who can be a coach in the field, in the case of Xabi Alonso or Xavi Hernández.”

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