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Fabrizio Romano Reveals Pep Guardiola Stance On Manchester City Star's Contract

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Fabrizio Romano Reveals Pep Guardiola Stance On Manchester City Star's Contract

Pep Guardiola has approved Manchester City's desire of tying down Rodri to a new contract off the back of an impressive season, according to a new report.

With Rodri managing fill the void left in central midfield by departing club captain Fernandinho, there have been several murmurs about Manchester City's plans to offer the Spaniard a new deal with improved terms.

Despite three years remaining on his current contract in east Manchester, the Premier League champions are looking to secure the long-term future of one of the most vital cogs in Pep Guardiola's side.

Rodri celebrates winning the 2021/22 Premier League title (Xinhua / Alamy)
Rodri celebrates winning the 2021/22 Premier League title (Xinhua / Alamy)
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As per the latest information provided by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City’s plan for their midfield involves a contract renewal for Rodri, which will be discussed towards the end of the year.

Pep Guardiola is said to have given the green light for officials at the Etihad Stadium to reward the 25-year-old for his consistent displays in midfield during the last 18 months.

The former Atletico Madrid man, who joined Manchester City for a reported £62.8 million fee in 2019, has established himself as a first-team regular and scored a string of crucial goals in his side's Premier League run-in last term.

Manchester City midfielder Rodri (News Images / Alamy)
Manchester City midfielder Rodri (News Images / Alamy)
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Despite being snubbed for Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara for the 2022 PFA Premier League Team of the Year, Rodri's exceptional personal campaign went far from unnoticed in the eyes of the Manchester City faithful.

Many amongst the Sky Blues fanbase considered the Spain international as Manchester City's outright best player last season owing to his unrivalled consistency right from start to finish.

Unlike the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo - each of whom experienced dips in form at different stages of the campaign - Rodri arguably did everything but put a foot wrong last season and was often the man who spared his side's blushes on both ends of the pitch.

Rodri scored a crucial, last-minute winner against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in January (PA Images / Alamy)
Rodri scored a crucial, last-minute winner against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in January (PA Images / Alamy)
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His tremendous range of passing combined with his flawless defensive capabilities propelled Rodri in the conversation for being one of the most in-form defensive midfielders in Europe last term.

The Madrid-born midfielder could be set to join Kevin De Bruyne, Ederson, John Stones, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo in putting pen to paper and signing a new deal at the Etihad Stadium since the previous summer.

Moreover, Pep Guardiola's seal of approval is testament to Rodri's development at City after a slow start to life following his arrival from Spain.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Rodri, Pep Guardiola

Srinivas Sadhanand
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