Manchester City remain on course for the Premier League title after sneeking a midweek win over West Ham.
Pep Guardiola’s men had a Sergio Aguero penalty to thank for three vital points in what is hotting up into one of the most exciting title races in some years in the Premier League.
However, over the coming few transfer windows, the club are going to have to enter a period of rebuild to some extent, with some of their most gifted players entering their later years and replacements needing to be found by the club’s extensive scouting network.
We here in the Tavern think signing a new attacking midfielder is going to be key, and one man we feel can step in and fill the void ready to be left by David Silva is Italian youngster Nicolo Zaniolo.
The Roma starlet has been quite superb since breaking into the Italian giants’ line up, and he looks to have a massive future ahead of him.
Three goals might not sound too impressive for this campaign, but his overall game seems to be coming on by the week, and he’d be a superb capture if City could indeed pull it off.
His ability on the ball, next to the fact he seems to have a great footballing brain, make him the ideal candidate to come in and take the reins from Silva at City.
Only still 19, Zaniolo has a long way to go, but rest assured, given the time and work on the training pitch, he can develop into one of the world’s finest number 10’s.