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Manchester City to reward star midfielder with bumper £300,000-per-week new long-term contract



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Manchester City are set to hand star midfielder Rodri a bumper new long-term contract, doubling the Spaniard’s current earnings at the Etihad Stadium.

The 27-year-old is expected to be rewarded for his imperious Manchester City form with a new contract following the conclusion of this summer’s European Championship in Germany, with Rodri integral to Pep Guardiola’s side.

The midfielder, who scored the winning goal in last season’s UEFA Champions League Final against Inter Milan in Istanbul, has been directly involved in 20 goals for Manchester City so far this season.

Rodri moved to the Etihad Stadium from Atletico Madrid in July 2019, and despite being contracted until 2027, the Spaniard is set to be handed a new five-year deal by Manchester City.

The 27-year-old has started 40 matches for the Sky Blues so far this season, and made 247 appearances in total for the club – winning 10 trophies, including three Premier League titles, the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

Manchester City have taken steps to hand a series of senior players improved terms in recent months, with Rodri reportedly set to become the latest member of Guardiola’s squad to be rewarded for their performances.

The Daily Star report that Manchester City are set to double Rodri’s weekly wages from £150,000-per-week to over £300,000-per-week, bringing the Spain international closer the Blues’ highest earners.

A new five-year deal will be offered to the 27-year-old, with talks set to start following the European Championships in Germany this summer.

Manchester City are claimed to be keen to reward the midfielder, with no current concerns about the Spaniard potentially leaving the Etihad Stadium.

Rodri’s current deal could stretch until 2028, with the option for the Sky Blues to extend his contract by an additional 12-months.

Oscar Bobb, Rico Lewis, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez have all recently penned new long-term contracts, meanwhile both Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva signed extended deals earlier this season.

As well as opening negotiations with Rodri, both Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne could be set for contract extension talks during the off-season.