The previous Atletico Madrid and Villarreal youth gave a decent record of himself as his new side hit four past West Ham on Wednesday
Enthusiasm Guardiola proposed that examinations among Rodri and Barcelona extraordinary Sergio Busquets may not be askew after the midfielder made a cultivated introduction for Manchester City.
Having moved from Atletico Madrid in a club-record €70 million (£63m/$79m) bargain, 23-year-old Rodri showed up in a City shirt in Wednesday’s Premier League Asia Trophy conflict.
The Premier League champions had little inconvenience in dispatching West Ham 4-1 in Nanjing, with Raheem Sterling netting twice off the seat following objectives from David Silva and Lukas Nmecha in the primary half.
Rodri looked agreeable amidst the pitch regardless of being entrusted with denoting the vivacious Michail Antonio, and after the game Guardiola shared his considerations on his young comrade.
“He is a youthful, normal cautious midfielder who thinks in all respects rapidly. I trust he is here for quite a while,” Pep disclosed to journalists.
“Rodrigo is tall, which for a short side like our own is generally excellent. He is incredible at set-pieces yet we didn’t get him for that.”
The Spain worldwide’s marking is a piece of a recovery procedure going on in the background at the Etihad Stadium concentrating on the marking of future stars.
For sure, of the three new faces got so far this mid year Zack Steffen, who was promptly discharged on advance to Fortuna Dussledorf following his entry from Columbus Crew, is the oldest at 24.
Get up and go would like to proceed with that young situated enrollment approach and furthermore observes extraordinary things in his new midfield lynchpin.
“As far back as we touched base here we have attempted to purchase players who are 21, 22 or 23 years of age,” he included.
“[Rodri] is a Spain national cooperative person and there they call him ‘the following Busquets’. I think he is a generally excellent player.”
Rodri played a solitary season with Atletico in the wake of moving from Villarreal in 2018, and missed only four of his group’s Liga apparatuses as they gotten second spot behind Barcelona.