Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has insinuated that the comparisons involving Rodri and Sergio Busquets are reasonable.
The EPL defending champions recently signed Rodri from Atletico Madrid in a club-record €70 million (£63m/$79m) deal.
He played his first game in a City shirt in Wednesday’s Premier League Asia Trophy clash.
Pep then talked him up after the game.
His words, “He is a young, typical defensive midfielder who thinks very quickly. I hope he is here for a long time,”
“Rodrigo is tall, which for a short side like ours is very good. He is great at set-pieces but we didn’t buy him for that.”
On his team’s youth policy, “Ever since we arrived here we have tried to buy players who are 21, 22 or 23 years old,”
“[Rodri] is a Spain national team player and there they call him ‘the next Busquets’. I think he is a very good player.”