Yeah I know what Rodri’s style is, and no doubt he is quality, but I’m just not sure he’s the best fit. Honestly, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a defensive minded player, primarily, and who also has the ability to transition the ball. Every top def midfielder, Casemiro, Fabinho, Kanté, can do both. For me, there was too much focus on passing ability and not much else.
We’ll see what happens this season, but looking at how other teams attack us, it’s basically just a highway right through our midfield when Fernandinho is abscent.
I definitely get where you’re coming from and I think most City fans probably feel the same way.
I just also believe yearning for that kind of player is similar to hoping we sign a goalkeeper that can’t ping passes around or a burly center forward to win flick-ons. Not on the cards under this regime in all probability