With 37 matches played in the league, the Citizens have won 28, drawn six and lost only three, scoring 96 goals and conceding a mere 24 along the way.
One player in Guardiola’s squad who has been a crucial figure for the team throughout the campaign is Rodri.
Having started in each of his 32 league appearances this term, only Ederson and Joao Cancelo have played more minutes than the Spanish midfielder.
Earlier in the season, it was revealed that Fernandinho will be waving goodbye to the club at the end of the campaign. More recently, it has been claimed that Ilkay Gundogan could be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium at the same time.
This could then leave Rodri with some new faces next to him in midfield, should the aforementioned duo end up leaving and the club then forced to bring in some replacements.
One man with whom the club have been linked and who could become part of a formidable midfield duo with the Spain international is Aurelien Tchouameni.
Since joining AS Monaco in January 2020, the 22-year-old has gone on to make 94 appearances for the Ligue 1 club across all competitions, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists along the way. One of his goals earlier this month was labelled “magnificent” by BT Sport on Twitter.
To highlight how a talented and all-round a midfielder he is, the Frenchman has not only the highest number of tackles (95), interceptions (110) and successful pressures (205) to his name at Monaco in Ligue 1, but also the third-highest number of goalscoring actions.
This shows that he is very capable of doing all the hard work required of a top midfielder in both an attacking and defensive sense.
In terms of a potential move to City, if Guardiola were to have a player of Tchouameni’s talent in his squad, this could then give Rodri more freedom to keep playing passes around the field, as is his specialty with a passing accuracy rate of 92.6%.
It would also take some of the load off the Spaniard’s shoulders in terms of the defensive side of things, given the Frenchman’s ability off the ball.
With Tchouameni having a reported price tag of £60m, this is a potential deal which could be vital for City this summer, and one that they should definitely look at completing.