Manchester City have a Rodri problem heading into the 24/25 season

As Spain beat Germany 2-1 earlier today to book their place in the Euro 24 semi-finals one thing became abundantly clear. Manchester City have a Rodri problem heading into the 24/25 season. How they address it could prove crucial to the beginning of the 24/25 season for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Rodri’s importance to club and country is well known. He is pivotal to Manchester City’s hopes and has been one of the stars of Euro 24 to date. Rodri has further enhanced his reputation throughout Spain’s run to the semi-finals of this summer’s European Championships. But as Spain has continued to progress in the tournament the size of the problem Manchester City will need to address this summer has grown.

With more games next season Manchester City can’t be so heavily reliant on Rodri. This coupled with the fact he is now facing a delayed start to next season means they must find quality support for their Rodri this summer. Last season there were times when City were over-reliant on their midfield general. They cannot be faced with a similar problem heading into next season. Rodri will need the opportunity to rest next season to maintain his strong play. He shouldn’t be in a situation where he has to play nearly all of City’s games next season.

Who Manchester City can find to provide quality cover for Rodri is a story to watch for in the coming weeks. With the European Championships coming to an end the champions may finally become active in the transfer market. Who they potentially bring in to alleviate the workload on Rodri is by far City’s biggest priority from now until the transfer window close.

With Spain’s progression at Euro City’s Rodri problem has grown. It now must be addressed before the 24/25 season begins.

Tags Euro 24 European Championships Joshua Kimmich Manchester City Pep Guardiola Rodri Spain