The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are pretty pleased with the squad that Pep Guardiola currently has at his disposal. The Citizens have been simply sensational so far this season, and it’s clear that the foundations are there for a dynasty to be built upon the former Barcelona manager’s foundations.
In order for that to be the case, though, the Spaniard must prepare for the future. One area that certainly needs some focus in that regard is the midfield, with Fernandinho and Yaya Toure – both of whom are over 3o years old – the only real options for him in the role. It made sense, then, when the Citizens were linked with a move for Leon Goretzka by the Mirror. Unfortunately for them though, Arsenal are also said to be in the race. Our landlord is of the opinion that he would be a perfect fit in the heart of the midfield for the Citizens, and so beating Arsenal to his signature should be a priority for Pep Guardiola.
A deep-lying midfielder, he would add a defensive edge to an otherwise incredibly attacking outfit. A hard worker, his main workload comes defensively, often looking to tackle and break up play in an effort to switch the ball and get it forward. In that vein, his passing is fantastic, and that will help get the ball up to Man City’s talented attacking line. Strong in the air and rarely dispossessed, he’s a player on which Pep Guardiola will be able to rely.
His current contract expires at the end of the season, and so whilst Man City haven’t been afraid to spend big in recent months and years, he’d represent a fantastic option in terms of financial value, too. With Ferandinho, in particular, edging closer to the end of his career at the highest level, it’s of utmost importance that the Citizens look to find a suitable replacement swiftly.
Arsenal’s interest is troubling for the club, as not only is Wenger an attractive manager for most players, but he would also likely become a regular immediately at the Emirates. Still, Man City must do all they can to land this midfielder – agreed?
Man City fans – thoughts?
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