The lowdown: Replacement could be needed…
This comes amidst enhanced speculation surrounding the long-term future of left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko at the Etihad Stadium.
Already linked with Arsenal and West Ham United, the versatile Ukrainian could be seeking pastures new this summer. having struggled to hold down a regular place in Pep Guardiola’s plans.
It now seems as though there could be interest coming from abroad, as City eye up an exciting potential successor…
The latest: Mitchell considered by Man City
As per Mundo Deportivo, Man City are ‘considering the possibility of signing’ the 22-year-old Eagles defender.
It’s claimed that Barcelona are looking at signing Zinchenko and, as such, the Citizens may move for Palace’s twice-capped England international.
Dubbed a ‘silent assassin’ by former academy coach Stuart English, Mitchell has graduated through the youth ranks at Selhurst Park and is now an established member of Patrick Vieira’s side.
The verdict: Natural progression
A naturally attack-minded left-back who has played as a left-sided midfielder on occasion, signing the talented English youngster would be a superb replacement if Zinchenko leaves, as Guardiola looks to develop the City squad once again.
In 2021/22, the Londoner provided two assists in 42 appearances across all competitions for Palace, earning a 6.87 Sofascore rating whilst making 2.9 tackles, 2.3 clearances and 1.1 interceptions per game in the process. That highlights his defensive acumen in a team which requires its full-backs to perform such duties.
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Young enough to develop further whilst also being experienced enough to slot in from the outset at City and bolster the homegrown quota at the same time, making a genuine attempt to sign the £15.3m- valued Mitchell this summer should be a no-brainer for the Etihad Stadium hierarchy.
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