Responding to insight from Manchester Evening News journalist Simon Bajkowski, many Manchester City fans have been debating the merit of brand new signing Yan Couto – with one supporter hinting he could be a ‘Walker replacement‘ whilst another suggested he will ‘never get a sniff‘ of first team action.
Couto, who signed for the Sky Blues at the beginning of March, choosing the Etihad Stadium over the Nou Camp according to Bajkowski is seen as a potential future starlet – with the 17-year-old Brazilian defender joining City from Coritiba. Nicknamed the ‘new Dani Alves‘, as relayed by the Daily Mail, the teenage sensation could indeed become one to watch for the future at Eastlands – even despite Pep Guardiola’s squad seemingly looking stacked in terms of full-backs. The likes of Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo, Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko make up City’s current ranks, but if Couto is indeed the new Alves, Guardiola could have landed a real prospect.
Here’s how supporters debated the signing on Twitter.
Will be 100% the Walker 🏴 replacement. He has speed and great technic. Will helps too much to the team. Really similar to Walker helping forward 😊
— J@vi (@jdiazm11) March 9, 2020
Why do we constantly buy these players with high ceilings only for them to never get a sniff at the first team
— Lewis KP (@LewisK_96) March 9, 2020
He gonna be solid
— Seydaliyare10 (@seydaliyare10) March 9, 2020
Keep this boy and release Cancelo😏
— Dr_Lub (@its_lub) March 9, 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 “fit into our squad” 🤣🤣🤣 that kid will NEVER see 1st team game time LOL
— Charlie Callison (@spacewrangler99) March 9, 2020
— Atshaam (@Atshaam9) March 9, 2020
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