Manchester City midfielder Rodri pens new five-year deal at the Etihad

Manchester City midfielder Rodri pens a new five-year deal at the Etihad, despite the £45m summer arrival of England ace Kalvin Phillips… as the Spaniard insists staying with Pep Guardiola ‘offers the best chance of winning trophies’

  • Manchester City midfielder Rodri has extended his stay at the club until 2027
  • He has won two Premier League titles and two League Cups since joining in 2019
  • The 26-year-old has made 151 appearances for the club in all competitions

Rodri’s relationship with Manchester City will continue through to the summer of 2027 after he signed a new contract at the club.

The Spanish midfielder has signed a fresh five-year deal at the Premier League champions, having shone since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2019.

Rodri had two years left remaining on his initial contract, making this essentially a three-year extension.

Manchester City midfielder Rodri has signed a new five-year contract at the club 

His three seasons so far have been a success – making 151 appearances under manager Pep Guardiola, winning two Premier League titles and two League Cups within that period.

And having got used to the winning feeling, the 26-year-old only wants more of that in the forthcoming five years at City.

‘Joining City in 2019 is the best decision I have made in my career,’ he said following the announcement of his deal. 

‘I have loved every second. The fans have been amazing with me, I feel totally supported by the club and the manager pushes me every single day.

‘I have improved so much as a player, and I want to thank Pep and all the backroom staff for their help. They are completely committed to helping me become the best player I can be, and I appreciate their hard work.

‘We have been very successful since I came here, which is something that makes me very proud. But to be honest, that success has made me even more hungry for me. Once you start winning big titles, you don’t want to stop.

‘City, I feel, offers me the best chance of winning trophies and that’s why I am so pleased to be staying here for longer.’

Rodri celebrates with his City team-mates on their bus parade after winning this season's title

Rodri celebrates with his City team-mates on their bus parade after winning this season’s title

Director of football Txiki Begiristain hailed Rodri as one of the best midfielders in the world.

This contract renewal is the latest business completed by City during a busy off-season where Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus have moved on and the likes of £51million striker Erling Haaland and £45m midfielder Kalvin Phillips have agreed to join Guardiola’s side.

‘Rodri has been exceptional since coming here, so I am delighted we have managed to agree this new deal,’ Begiristain added.

‘He is the perfect example of what a top professional should be: he has a fantastic attitude, lives his life in the right way, takes care of his body and trains hard every single day. That is a manager’s dream and I know Pep loves working with him.

‘He has improved a lot since coming here and, for me, he is now one of the best in the world in his position.’

Director of football Txiki Begiristain (left) hailed Rodri as one of the world's best midfielders

Director of football Txiki Begiristain (left) hailed Rodri as one of the world’s best midfielders

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