Brian Kerr has said that Manchester City lynchpin Rodri is one of the best midfielders in the world.

Speaking to Off The Ball, the pundit was quizzed about whether the £62.8 million (Independent) man belonged amongst the very best in his position on the planet.

Brian Kerr wholeheartedly believes Rodri is right amongst the upper echelon of midfielders in the world.

Brian Kerr crowns Rodri as one of the best midfielders in the world

Even Jose Enrique once acknowledged that the Spanish international is the standout No.6 in world football.

In Manchester City’s latest 2-1 victory against Sheffield United, the 27-year-old stole the headlines with an 88th minute winner, as he blasted the ball on the half volley into the top corner with his weaker left foot.

Now, Brian Kerr has lauded Rodri by saying that he is one of the best midfielders in world football.

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“I think he is now. There was this discussion about his mobility in the first year or so when he was at City. But I think he is a much-improved player. He’s a dominant player. There’s a physical presence about him. He’s added in that little quality to be able to get that decisive goal as we saw today and as we saw in the Champions League final.”

Brian Kerr elaborated on how Rodri is so much more than just a classic holding midfielder, saying, “He is not just one for sitting in front of the back two or back three, or back four and building up the play. He now gets more involved in the movement of the ball, in the changing of the direction of play. And I think you could put him up there.”

“If you go back to the Champions League last year and how dominant he was in such key games against Bayern Munich, PSG, in the final itself, he’s become a massive player and you start to think, ‘who’s playing better than him now in that role?’

Brian Kerr is spot on and at this point, a serious conversation must be in place about whether Rodri is the outright best midfielder in the world.

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