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Man City recieve fitness boost ahead of the new season

The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are very excited for the start of the season…

The Citizens have built quite the squad, and with acquisitions like Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva, the only way is up for the Guardiola-led side.

New signings aren’t the only additions that Pep Guardiola will have ahead of the new season, though, with the prospect of a current Man City star returning from injury seemingly on the horizon.

Speaking to the official Man City website, Pep Guardiola has revealed that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is close to a return.

He said: “I think he’s [Gundogan] close to coming back…We don’t want to take any risks. He has to be strong but, of course, his quality is perfect for the way we want to play”.

Clearly Pep Guardiola doesn’t want to rush him back from injury, but there is no doubting how vital he will be for the Citizens when he returns.

Prior to his injury, he was incredibly influential in the middle of the park, and if he can stay fit, he will surely be an asset for Pep Guardiola.

Landlord’s Verdict

It’s easy to forget that Gundogan is still a Man City player as he has been out for so long, but be finally looks to be on course for a return.

Injuries have always been problematic for him, and so Guardiola will need to be careful with him going forward.

What he does provide, though, is a real option in the midfield, but given the quality that Man City have added this year, Guardiola would be wise to use him sparingly in order to maintain his fitness. During those sporadic appearances, though, he is sure to make an impact.

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