Rodri Extends Manchester City Contract With New Deal Until 2027

Manchester City midfielder Rodri has signed a new long-term contract.

The 26 year-old, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2019, has made 151 appearances and won five trophies, including two Premier League titles.

Rodri amassed seven league goals and six assists last season, as Pep Guardiola’s side retained their Premier League crown.

The Spaniard has penned a new three-year contract, keeping the midfielder at the club until 2027.

Speaking about his new long-term deal, Rodri said: “Joining City in 2019 is the best decision I have made in my career.

“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.

Rodri celebrates winning the 2021/22 Premier League title (Alamy)
Rodri celebrates winning the 2021/22 Premier League title (Alamy)

“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.”

The midfielder was key to the Blues’ Premier League title victory, and having been rewarded with a new deal, Director of Football Txiki Begiristain, was full of praise for the Spain international.

“Rodri has been exceptional since coming here, so I am delighted we have managed to agree this new deal,” he said.

“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.”

Rodri becomes the latest player to be rewarded with new terms, following the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Ederson, who have all agreed new long-term contracts in the past 12 months.

The Sky Blues are also reportedly closing in on two further contract extensions, with Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden both set to sign new deals.

Foden, who made his City debut in 2016, is claimed to be on the verge of signing a new six-year contract, worth a basic £200,000 a week.

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