Pep Guardiola has great gifts. Regarding the tactical side of his team, we already knew. But we did not necessarily imagine him brilliant in the management of his men. Recently, he even explained that any player who wanted to come to Manchester City had to agree to be in the rotation, otherwise he had nothing to do in his team.
This is particularly the case of Fernandinho. The midfielder is starting to be old (36) and as a result his playing time is shrinking. In the Champions League, he has started only three matches (out of six) and, in the Premier League, only eleven (out of nineteen). But this Tuesday evening, against Paris Saint-Germain, he was excellent and indispensable in the battle which led the Skyblues to victory and a qualification in the final.
The competition will be tough on Rice
But it still feels like the end of his career. Yet Manchester City have offered him a new twelve-month lease, with the present expiring this summer. But the Brazilian is waiting for the end of the season to position himself. Residents of Etihad Stadium could submit a new offer to him, but if it was refused, they would already know where to turn. According to information from Times, Declan Rice, West Ham midfielder would be the priority if Fernandinho were to leave Pep Guardiola this summer.
The coach and his leaders have already discussed him and the former Barca and his staff are big fans of the 22-year-old England international. City Under-23 coach Enzo Maresca worked with him at West Ham. But the competition will be tough since United, but also Chelsea are in the ranks. The Mirror specifies for his part that the name of Yves Bissouma (25 years old), very good with Brighton, also appears on the shelves of Mancuniens. Also followed by Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Tottenham, the Malian international, who passed through Lille, is estimated at nearly € 35m. Place your bets !