Friday, November 27

‘Rodri plays at Fernandinho’s level’ – Laporte hails Man City’s record signing

The Spaniard is capable of matching the Brazilian’s consistently high level of performances, according to his Etihad Stadium team-mates

Aymeric Laporte and Ederson are already confident Rodri is the right man to provide competition to Fernandinho in the Manchester City midfield.

City lacked a genuine alternative to key man Fernandinho in the holding role last season, who is approaching the twilight years of his career at 34.

Guardiola identified the need for defensive-midfield cover during the summer transfer window and Rodri has since arrived from Atletico Madrid in a club-record £63 million ($76m) deal.

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