Manchester City are set to target Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri this summer.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the Spaniard is on Pep Guardiola’s wishlist with Fernandinho not getting any younger and Ilkay Gundogan’s future uncertain. And Goal claimed recently that the club are prepared to pay his release clause, thought to be worth £60 million.
Rodri has made 44 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side this term and has caught the eye in midfield alongside Saul and Thomas Partey.
The 22-year-old has had a brilliant season in the engine room, recording a pass completion rate of 91% (via WhoScored).
If City do manage to sign Rodri up this summer, then it could be bad news for Wolves following reports Atletico are interested in the possibility of signing Ruben Neves (El Gol Digital).
The Portugal international is apparently Los Rojiblancos’ number one target this summer and if Rodri is sold then Wolves may have to deal with some unwanted attention.
Neves would be a like-for-like replacement for Rodri, who sits at the base of their midfield just as Neves does for Wolves.
The Black Country club will not want to lose Neves, who has proven to be sensational signing following his move from FC Porto in 2017.
The playmaker was vital in the club’s promotion back to the Premier League, and has impressed in the top-flight this term.
Wolves are an amitious club and keeping Neves will be vital to achieving their long-term goals.