Atletico Madrid complete signing of 21-year-old Villarreal midfielder


Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Villarreal midfielder Rodri. The Europa League winners confirmed the transfer of the 21-year-old through social media on Thursday. Rodri has signed a five-year-deal until the summer of 2023 at the Rojiblancos. 

To complete the deal Atletico has activated the 20 million release clause in the one time Spanish international’s contract at Villarreal. Rodri will officially be completing his move on July 1st and will make a return to Madrid after leaving the club in 2013.

Rodri played a total of five seasons for Villarreal and featured in more than 80 games. Together with his teammates, Rodri and Villarreal finished in fifth place last season, qualifying for the Europa League.


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