Why new signing set to 'flourish in elite company' at Coventry City

A former Australian professional insists new Coventry City signing Raphael Borges Rodrigues has the ‘mentality and quality’ to succeed in English football.

Ex-Melbourne Victory star Fahid Ben Khalfallah – a former winger/attacking midfielder himself who played international football for Tasmania during his career – has no doubt Rodriguez will ‘flourish in elite company’.

Now working as an agent and representing Rodrigues, having travelled to the UK to secure the 20-year-old winger’s four year deal to the Sky Blues for an undisclosed fee, he said: “I really like him and believe he’s one of the best young talents in Australia, especially in terms of skill and mentality.

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“He has big potential and what also makes a big difference is his work ethic and attitude off the field.

“He’s a top kid who has a great desire to succeed - and he quickly takes on board and absorbs information to help improve his game.

“He wants to go to Europe and succeed - he doesn’t just want to go for the sake of making a move.

“He’s not only a great kid, he’s going to have a good career.”

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