What will Manchester City do when Sergio Aguero has to leave? Clearly, buy another striker is probably the answer but that is no easy task. Who on earth would be good enough to replace the club’s greatest ever goalscorer? I
Well, f they can secure Joao Felix expect them to dominate English football for the next decade.
The 19-year-old has developed quite a reputation while playing for Benfica, and AS believe City are willing to pay the £103m release clause in his contract to bring him to the Etihad next season. That’s one huge fee, but it’d be a great long-term investment from the Champions.
With Aguero believed to be leaving at the end of his contract in May 2021 and Gabriel Jesus not really showing he’s capable of stepping into his boots at the moment, the club need to buy a new main man. Although he’s still young, Felix has the quality to fill those legendary boots.
He’s played 21 times in Liga NOS this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting seven. It’s clear he’s ready to take the step up and City appear to think he is too. He can play down the middle but also drift onto each wing as well, which suits City’s style down to the ground.
Indeed, just imagine how much of a coup it’d be too, considering the level of club reportedly interested. Rarely have City made a real statement in the market since the early days of their new found wealth and, having lost out on big targets over the last few years, the Sky Blues could send a real message with such a swoop.
Buying the next generation of talent before the previous generation leaves is key to the continuation of success. By that token, City have this summer and the next one to buy a striker and allow him to learn Aguero’s trade under his wing.
Felix is the man.
City want to dominate and they’re not shy of spending the money if they feel a player would be a good investment. This certainly would be, and it’d mean that with Jesus and Felix, City is prepared to outscore the opposition for a decade to come.
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