You can’t purely make the Rodri debate about Age. Most fans wanted Fern to start the champions league final. What does that indicate? I would suggest it means we the fans can see his flaws having watched him play 50+ games.Rodri did succeed in the PL, though. We had won the league by early March. You don't win 21 games in a row (15 in the PL) with many clean sheets in the process despite your DM. That's nonsense. Had the CL final been in February or even in April, Rodri would have started in it. Pep played him more than virtually all other players precisely because he was doing very well. But, arguably, Pep played him more minutes than necessary and he lost form. Even Bernie, who is tireless, lost a bit of form in the last month. It was a huge effort from the lads to go from 12th in November to 14 pts clear by March.
Rodri is the youngest of our midfielders not named Foden. We should replace Ferna and perhaps Gundo, not the players who are on the right side of 30.
Not keen on Niguez. Definitely not fast, and definitely not a good passer. Honestly I have this down as promotional stuff for ICM clients that's being slid in alongside updates the Grealish deal. Seems the same was true of JWP too. In Niguez's case, his stock has slipped in the last couple of years, and the agent is spinning a tale that sees him being valued equally to Bernado.
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