Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes there is even more to come from star Brazilian midfielder Elano.

Richards, in his column for BBC Sport, said: "I knew he had great ability but he is not just a good player, he is a nice guy too.

"He is a feisty character off the pitch and he likes having a laugh. The rest of the players love him and he is someone we all want around the camp.

"He is not fluent in English yet but he still likes to get involved in banter with the boys and that is what I like about him.

"Sometimes it takes players a while to adjust to the Premier League but Elano has fitted in already and once he gets to know the league, the teams and the players he should get even better."