Spain's Rodrigo extends his stay at Manchester City till 2027

London, July 12 (IANS) Manchester City midfielder Rodrigo has signed a new three-year contract extension to stay with the English Premier League champion until June 2027, the club said on Tuesday.
 
Spain's Rodrigo extends his stay at Manchester City till 2027

London, July 12 (IANS) Manchester City midfielder Rodrigo has signed a new three-year contract extension to stay with the English Premier League champion until June 2027, the club said on Tuesday.

The Spain international has made 151 appearances for Pep Guardiola's side since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2019.

"Joining the 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," Rodrigo told the club website.

The 26-year-old has helped City win back-to-back league titles and the League Cup twice during his three seasons at Etihad Stadium.

"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," he said.

"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," he added.

Meanwhile, the Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said Rodrigo has been exceptional since joining the club.

"He (Rodrigo) 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," said Begiristain.

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

City, who begins their title defence on August 7 at West Ham, has added striker Erling Haaland and midfielder Kalvin Phillips to the squad this summer.

--IANS

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