Rodri completes move from Villarreal to Atletico

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of midfielder Rodri from La Liga rivals Villarreal after months of speculation linking him to a move.

The 21-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Rojiblancos and will officially join the UEFA Europa League champions on July 1.

The holding midfielder played a significant part in the Yellow Submarine’s 2017/18 season, making 47 appearances across all competitions.

Rodri made his debut for Spain in March this year, in the 1-1 draw with Germany, and also won the European Under-19 Championship with La Roja in 2015.

Rodri was on Atletico’s books as a teenager back in 2013 when he left to join Villarreal.