Kevin De Bruyne gives verdict on Man City signings Rodri and Angelino
Kevin De Bruyne is confident that new signings Angelino and Rodri will provide a significant boost for Manchester City during the course of the 2019/20 campaign.
Fresh from a domestic treble last year, City are looking to win the Premier League for the third season in a row and are also looking to compete for glory in the Champions League.
While last season’s title runners-up Liverpool have been quiet in the market, Pep Guardiola has moved to bring in Angelino from PSV Eindhoven and has also landed Rodri from Atletico Madrid.
The two additions provide a boost in their respective positions, with Rodri standing out as the successor to Fernandinho in midfield, and De Bruyne has been impressed by what he has seen so far.
“They have been great [in pre-season]. Angelino we know well because he came through our academy and only really left us last summer. He had a great season at PSV and he’ll offer us another option in defence,” he told the matchday programme.
“Rodri is obviously joining us for the first time but he has settled in straight away. He’s a defensive midfielder who has worked with Diegoe Simeone and now gets to work with Pep Guardiola, so he couldn’t have had better coaches for a player in his position!
“Both of them will be important to us throughout the season and give us more depth in what is a long campaign.”