Atletico Madrid announce deal for Villarreal midfielder Rodri

Rodri will join Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal with Villarreal to sign Spain midfielder Rodri on a five-year contract.

The 21-year-old graduated from the Atletico academy before joining Villarreal in 2015 and last season he made 47 appearances for the Yellow Submarine, scoring once.

A statement published on Atletico’s official website on Thursday said Rodri would officially return to Madrid on July 1.

Rodri made his Spain debut in March, appearing in the 1-1 friendly draw against Germany. He previously won the European Under-19 Championship with Spain in 2015.