Andy Robertson and Alphonso Davies are the best left-backs in the world, claims Renan Lodi, with the Atletico Madrid defender a big fan of star turns on the books at Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Leading sides across Europe have started to find considerable value in a position that can often be overlooked.
Liverpool spent just £8 million ($11m) in luring Robertson away from Hull City in 2017, while Bayern invested €13.5m (£10m) in prising Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps’ clutches in 2018.
Both have gone on to become title winners in England and Germany respectively, while also capturing much-coveted Champions League crowns.
There is the promise of more to come from them, with Robertson 26 years of age while Davies is just 20.
Lodi, who is forging an impressive reputation of his own in Spain, believes key men on Merseyside and in Bavaria have risen to the top in their chosen position.
He told FIFA’s official website:
“Robertson of Liverpool and Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich are outstanding players. Davies is even younger than me, and Robertson is still young. They’re great players and have so much potential.”
Lodi added on those he modelled his own game on growing up, allowing him to become a regular for Atletico and Brazil:
“Roberto Carlos was a great player, but I didn’t see too much of him because I’m young.
“I really like Filipe Luis, Alex Sandro, who I watch a lot – the way he defends, the way he reads the game. Marcelo too.”