Bristol City have confirmed that Spanish striker Rodri has departed the club after the expiration of his contract at Ashton Gate.
The 29-year-old signed for the club in October on a short-term contract after Benik Afobe had ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and he made six appearances across the last three months but failed to find the net for the Robins.
Bristol City’s hunt for a new striker has been going on during Rodri’s stay in BS3, and the writing was on the wall as comments surrounding Rodri’s future at Ashton Gate were slim with the Robins preferring to turn their attentions towards other options.
Eddie Nketiah continues to be linked with the club as a loan move from Arsenal could be a possibility, while the club also showed interest in Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, who signed on loan for Swansea last week.
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The Robins have also been linked with a £7 million move for Barnsley forward Cauley Woodrow, who spent a loan spell at the club a few seasons ago.
During Rodri’s short stay at Bristol City, the former Sheffield Wednesday striker failed to hit it off with the coaching staff and fans as he struggled for game-time and his chances of gaining a new contract became slim.
The 29-year-old’s departure has, however, opened up the door for Bristol City to try and bring a new striker to the club, a transfer priority of theirs as they aim for the playoffs.
Letting Rodri go was the right decision, as it frees up budget to move on to other targets.