Things are going very well at Manchester City because not many would have predicted that the Cityzens would still be in with a chance of securing the quadruple this late in the season. Well, aside from the fans reading this, I suppose.
Indeed, for all the quality that is oozing throughout their team in every position, it doesn’t take away from the fact that achieving a four-trophy haul in one season is extremely rare – almost unprecedented – and would take a fantastic club and manager to do exactly that. So, with Pep Guardiola in-charge of a world-class group of footballers, it is no surprise really to see City striving to achieve great things this season.
As good as their current options might be, teams like Manchester City will also be looking to progress the talented players they have in their youth set-ups right now, in a bid to bring through the next generation. How nice does total domination of the footballing scene sound, Sky Blues?
With a potential transfer ban as well, City may have no other option but to entrust the youth.
In one specific position that shouldn’t be a problem. Ederson has been a very reliable shot-stopper for City but every time Arijanet Muric has been called upon this season, he has also delivered.
Muric, (who is valued at £900k on Transfermarkt) came into the first-team set-up this season after Claudio Bravo sustained an injury at the very beginning of the campaign.
The 20-year-old, relatively unknown to every football fan, has impressed as a number two to Ederson, especially when he was the hero in City’s Carabao Cup progression – after saving two penalties against Leicester. After struggling to replace Joe Hart initially, the arrival of the aforementioned Brazilian and now the rapid rise of Muric will certainly be music to the ears of the City faithful.
And it should be to those making transfer decisions at the Etihad. Rather than move for another ‘keeper, putting their trust in the Kosovo international would save Sheikh Mansour millions in the market.
Claudio Bravo has one year left on his contract but instead of giving time to the 35-year-old, Muric must continue to be trusted in cup competitions and whenever else called upon by Pep Guardiola.
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