How many big signings will it be this summer, then? Manchester City are well-known for being extremely active in the transfer market in recent seasons and this summer is likely to be no different. Surely, with a potential transfer ban looming, the club need to stock up.
With Sky Blues still (just) in with a chance of securing the quadruple this season, it’s hard to argue that they need any more players but with Pep Guardiola being a perfectionist, he wants his side to become even better. Indeed, the club clearly need to keep improving if they want to extend this era of dominance.
For fans, that will only bring more excitement over the summer period – due to the insatiable nature of the proverbial silly season – but what if the Cityzens could save themselves some money this summer by offering a chance to some more youth players?
It is not uncommon for Pep Guardiola to turn to his youngsters as he has many times this season, of which one of those who was blessed with a chance was Felix Nmecha.
Felix Nmecha made his first-team debut against Burton in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup this season and for 23 minutes, offering an insight to how creative and useful he could be for Manchester City.
The 18-year-old, brother to striker Lucas who is on-loan Preston, has been influential for the U23 side this side, having helped himself to six goals and three assists from midfield. At their worst this season, City have lacked reliable goals from the engine room with Kevin De Bruyne struggling with injury and David Silva moving deeper, so affording the Hamburg-born midfielder a chance would be a good move.
Being a tall yet composed figure, Nmecha effortlessly operates around the pitch and uses his ability to create chances for himself and his team-mates. He looks every inch a Guardiola player at his best and, while he’s certainly facing some big name competition, the time must come to give him a chance.
Embedded into City youngsters is the ability to pass and Felix Nmecha definitely has a solid range he can deploy. Playing alongside some top-class players, it’s time to see whether his potential can be transformed into something great.
At least during pre-season, a chance should be given to Felix Nmecha to show what he is capable of, which could transpire to be a brilliant choice for Man City.
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