On Tuesday morning, news broke in Spain that Rodri has decided not to continue at Atletico Madri.
It was also suggested the midfielder’s next destination would be Manchester City, despite interest from Bayern Munich.
However, the deal is yet to be concluded and AS has a report regarding the 22-year-old with a headline that reads ‘Bayern gets into the fight to take Rodrigo’.
The former Villarreal man has a release clause of €70m in his contract and both the English and German champions are willing to pay the fee to secure his services.
At the Allianz Arena, they are building a team that is capable of winning the Champions League, which is why they want the Los Rojiblancos star to be part of their side. The Spain international is also attracted towards the project of the Bavarian club.
Pep Guardiola is an admirer of his compatriot and wants him at the Etihad. Even though Manchester City seemed best place to land the player, Rodri has ‘not yet decided’ on which club he will join.
Bayern and the Premier League winners will have to ‘talk to the player’ and present a good offer, both economic and sporting wise.
It had been considered City was his choice due to footballing reasons, with Rodri feeling he can excel and develop under Guardiola, perhaps the Spanish media are trying to drag the story out.
Until Rodri commits to a club, they’ll have repeat opportunities to do so.