"I chose City because of the football challenge and the way these last two years they have won lots of things. It's a style that excites me, as do the club's ambitions".
Manchester City are losing some iconic players but they are better placed than ever to dominate the Premier League now that so numerous squad are approaching their peak years.
"For me it's a great opportunity".
The 23-year-old enjoyed an impressive debut season at the club, sparking interest from Manchester City.
"It's important for me". Barcelona players - and Thiago (Alcantara) at Bayern - told me, 'He's like this and he acts like that'.
He added: "He works hard defensively, makes himself available to receive the ball and uses it well when in possession".
For City, they needed to find a replacement for Fernandinho and they identified Rodrigo as that long-term replacement.
Rodri isn't the first player to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and probably won't be the last either.