As the world waits to find out the set of signings to finally resolve the Manchester City striker’s situation, there’s an argument to suggest that the need for Rodri’s understudy is a more alarming concern at the moment. actual hour.
With age only seemingly catching up with Fernandinho, who turns 37 in May, the City midfielder looks like a lost cause without a capable assistant for the Spain international in the middle of the park this season.
As a result, it has been revealed that the Premier League champions may consider addressing this pressing concern next summer following reports that the Premier League champions are monitoring West Ham’s Declan Rice and Aurelien Tchouameni. AS Monaco.
According to the latest information from Italian journalist Fabrizio RomanoManchester City would be ‘exploring’ the transfer market to bring a central midfielder through the door the following campaign, with Fernandinho set to make a decision on his future at the end of the season.
It has been claimed that Pep Guardiola is keen for the Brazilian to extend his stay at the club for another seasonbut the decision ultimately rests with the veteran – whose contract is due to expire in the summer of 2022.
It’s not the first time Manchester City have considered a midfield reinforcement, particularly with options that fit Fernandinho’s profile – with a recent report indicating Guardiola has been known to talk ‘very’ about West Ham’s Declan Rice in his “his own circle”.
Moreover, it has been revealed that the Sky Blues are ready to line up alongside many European clubs for the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco.
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With a recent report also suggesting that Manchester City are open to the prospect of Fernandinho taking on a player-manager next season, the club’s plan to sign a brand new midfielder hinges on the club captain’s latest plea on his playing future. .
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