Second choice players get a lot of minutes at city as they play so many games! Even if you’re good enough for second choice you are definitely good enough for us.
Rodri probably the best in the world in that position. To be cover for him is still an achievement.
At the same time there is a reason that none of the better teams in Serie A have signed him. From what I have seen - he has no real pace, he's not that good in the air, his touch (for an Italian) is nothing to write home about and he doesn't seem very good at making space for himself. I guess that the one plus point he does have is that he is pretty good from the penalty spot - which is why his scoring record looks artificially good. He'd look dreadful playing anywhere near Coutinho and Emi2 and would detract from their skills and strengths. So far removed from what we need - which is a striker with quick feet, good acceleration to burst through onto slide passes from Emi and Coutinho and a good temperament in front of goal.
Conceding 3 goals in 5 minutes is poor but these things happen. Look at Liverpool v Milan. Man U v Bayern. Real v City!
In all these games it actually meant something to the teams conceding. Meant **** all to us.