Atletico Madrid is set to splash another 60 million Euros on Rodrigo.
Rodrigo is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes’s, whose well documented good relationship with Valencia owner Peter Lim is hoped to go a long way to pushing the deal through.
The 28 year-olds arrival in Madrid, would see Diego Simeone’s spending for the summer reach the 300 million Euro mark.
While many of the deals are arranged through down payments and payment arrangements.
It is a statement of intent by Simeone and Atletico of their push to break the dominance shown for decades by Barcelona and Real.
There were other apparently in the race for Rodrigo’s signature. Everton missed their chance when the English transfer window closed, and Napoli appears to have targeted others.
Last season saw Rodrigo score 15 goals in 51 games across all competitions.
His career tally is 105 goals in 347 games.
Atletico is by no means crying over the loss of one-time talisman Antoine Griezmann. He made is his well-publised move to Barcelona.
Simeone continued the revamp by also selling Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich, Diego Godin to Inter and Rodri to Manchester City.
The money that was generated, has been pumped right back into the team.
The signing and somewhat of a coup in the 126 million Euro deal to bring Joao Felix in. Plus Marcos Llorente, Mario Hermoso, Kieran Trippier, Felipe and Renan Lodi.
The revamp continues at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
The strike force alone now with Rodrigo reads for some nightmare games for defenders.
Alvaro Morata, Costa, Felix, Thomas Lemar, Vitolo and now Rodrigo.