Atletico Madrid is set to splash another 60 million Euros on Rodrigo.

According to Goal.com, a deal is very close to being finalised for Valencia forward to make the move to Atletico Madrid.
Valencia Forward Rodrigo Moreno is on the verge of a move to the Spanish capital.

 

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.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 13: A detailed view of the official match ball on the plinth ahead the Supercopa de Espana Supercopa Final 1st Leg match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on August 13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images,)

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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.

SEVILLE, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 07: Rodrigo Moreno of Valencia CF runs with the ball during the Copa del Semi Final match between Real Betis and Valencia at Estadio Benito Villamarin on February 07, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

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