Manchester City reportedly made a summer move to sign Valencia striker Rodrigo.

According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, a huge bid was made by Pep Guardiola, who is claimed to be a keen admirer of his compatriot Rodrigo.

It’s stated in the report that Valencia turned down a colossal offer that could have been worth up to €35 million for the former Benfica man, with the La Liga outfit’s boss Marcelino understood to have been adamant that Rodrigo was not to be sold.

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Rodrigo has been in excellent form for Valencia this season. He has netted four goals in La Liga for his side, helping them up to 3rd in the table. As a result of this inspired run of form, the striker earned a Spain call-up during the ongoing international break.

City already have Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as their senior strikers, perhaps raising doubts over the report’s credibility.

However, with Guardiola having let go of Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester City for a sizable fee of £25m, a third choice striker could have been on his mind in the summer.