After spending two seasons at the Etihad Stadium where several fans held the opinion that he would be unable to succeed Fernandinho, Rodri has managed to silence all his critics after a spectacular personal 2021/22 campaign for Manchester City.
The Spanish international has emerged as one of, if not the standout defensive midfielder in Europe throughout the previous campaign, securing his place as one of Pep Guardiola’s first names on the team-sheet.
As a result, it comes as no surprise that the Premier League champions plan to prolong their fruitful working relationship with the club’s ultimate unsung hero.
According to information within a new report from Simon Mullock of the Mirror, Manchester City are looking to ‘secure’ Rodri’s future by offering him a long-term contract extension.
With the former Atletico Madrid man’s current deal set to expire in the summer of 2024, it seems as if Manchester City now wish to add the highly-rated midfielder alongside those such as Ruben Dias, John Stones and Joao Cancelo who have also committed their futures to the club since the start of last season.
A major reason why City seem so keen on the Spaniard extending his time with the club is, apart from being flawless at his primary task of mopping up any threat in sight, he has also risen to the challenge in the midst of the biggest moments.
From his heroic goal-line clearance to save Fabinho’s goal-bound shot at Anfield, the last-gasp winner against Arsenal on New Year’s Day, to his all-important equaliser in the title-clinching clash against Aston Villa, Rodri has led by example when the chips have been down for Manchester City.
Ticking virtually every box that has come his way so far, it is only right that Manchester City now look to tie down a player to a contract extension that looks set to improve season upon season.