Flocking to Twitter, many Manchester City fans have been left excited by news involving exciting youngster Romeo Lavia.
The 17-year-old, who won City’s most recent EDS Player of the Season award for an outstanding campaign at youth level and in the Premier League 2 division, is certainly turning heads within the club.
Lavia, a versatile young talent, can play in both central defence and, perhaps even more importantly, defensive midfield – especially given Fernandinho’s time as a Sky Blue is soon coming to an end.
The Brazilian fan favourite put pen to paper on another one-year contract extension at the Etihad Stadium but soon questions will be asked of who can fill his shoes.
Judging by a recent UEFA Champions League 21-man squad development, City could be weighing the possibility of Lavia potentially being a candidate to succeed Fernandinho in future seasons.
Indeed, manager Pep Guardiola appears to rate him highly and has now included the teenager in his A-list Champions League squad for the group stages.
Flocking to this decision, which one supporter called ‘mad’, it’s safe to say that many Citizens believe they do have a special player on their hands.
Find all of their best verdicts, in response to big fan account City Xtra, down below.
Man City fans excited by Lavia call
“This is huge news because obviously Romeo doesn’t qualify for the B list yet to let him be part of the squads will be fantastic experience for him training the evening before on away games even if he doesn’t get to play”
“LETS GOOOO MASSIVE W”
“yessss absolute baller”
“This is wonderful”
“Wow, so happy for him he’s defo gonna be something special when he’s older”
“Mad pep must see good potential in him”
“That’s actually brilliant. Special special player”
In other news: ‘Sickening’, ‘Disgusting’ – Erling Haaland development has many City fans talking, find out more here.
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