Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero is also nearing a return after a trouble-hit first half of the season.
It was Pep Guardiola's heaviest defeat of his career in terms of goals conceded...
Nicholas claims Rodri has more "all-round play".
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Rodri claims Madrid "dropped off physically" in the last 15 minutes or so.
Man City midfielder Rodri aired his frustrations following their derby defeat to Man Utd.
Rodri and Oleksandr Zinchenko are both facing injury lay-offs, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said.
Pep fears Man City could be without Rodri for up to a month after he picked up an injury against Atalanta.
Pep picked out two Man City midfielders for praise after Crystal Palace win.
Man City midfielder Rodri has revealed how Guardiola has taught him the art of tactical fouling.
Manchester City midfielder Rodri reckons title rivals Liverpool are the "best team in England and in Europe".
"He's a perfect fit for us. The way that we did transfers the last years adds up. "
It's the most expensive XI signed by the Premier League this summer. That defence, though...
"I love Manchester. I talked with some guys and I think it is becoming more blue." That's just the weather, fella.
Rodri has become Manchester City's second summer signing after completing his move from Atletico.
Rodri has paid up his 'termination clause' at Atletico Madrid and will 'embark on a new stage in his career'.
Not only have Atletico Madrid already bought Rodri's potential replacement, they've given him his shirt number too.
Pep Guardiola is no stranger to surgery. But an entire spinal reconstruction at Man City is his biggest challenge yet.
Man City are paying the amount necessary to secure their primary summer target. It's a novel approach...
Man City really want Rodri from Atletico. Man United, of Nemanja Matic fame, reckon he's a bit slow.
Man Utd are signing a right-back, a centre-half and a central midfielder for more than £200m. Yup.
Manchester City have launched a 'formal offer' for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri, according to reports.
Manchester City have reportedly opened talks with one of three Atletico Madrid midfield targets.
Man Utd could take Bale on loan, but they probably won't. Rodri could be moving from Madrid to Manchester, though...
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