As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Man City defender Laporte hails new signing Rodri

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has spoken highly of new signing Rodri.

The Spanish central midfielder began life at the Premier League champions with an impressive performance.

The Citizens got their season off to a flying start with a 5-0 win over West Ham United.

Rodri impressed so much that his teammates feel he can compete with Fernandinho for a starting spot.

"He can do that at Fernandinho's level [passing out from the back in tight spaces]," Laporte told The Athletic.

"Fernandinho does it a lot.

"I think the two are very good, they offer a lot to the team, most of all when we play out from the back."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free