Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Rodri from Atletico Madrid for a club-record transfer fee of €70 million (£63m/$79m).
City triggered the buy-out clause in the 23-year-old’s Atleti contract after convincing him to move to the Etihad Stadium.
The Spain international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions.
“What City have achieved in the last two years has been amazing and I’m looking forward to being part of such a talented squad,” Rodri, who will wear the No. 16 shirt, told City’s official website.
City identified Rodri as their No.1 target for the deep-lying midfield role towards the end of last season, and had been confident of wrapping up his signature as far back as April.