Pep Guardiola wants to promote Roméo Lavia to the Manchester City first-team, according to The Telegraph.
The youngster signed from Anderlecht last summer and helped the under-23s win the Premier League 2.
Lavia initially started off in the under-18s, however, got promoted to the under-23s by the end of the season. He’s impressed massively during his one season in England.
The move comes after Fernandinho signed a one-year extension to keep him at the Etihad Stadium until next summer.
Guardiola is giving ‘serious consideration’ to using Lavia as back-up to his existing midfielders.
The Daily Mail have labelled the ace ‘enthusiastic‘.
TBR View: Guardiola looking to the future amid attempt to promote Lavia to Manchester City first-team
It’s clear from the report that Guardiola is looking to the future amid reports of a move to promote Lavia to the Manchester City first-team.
Fernandinho has needed a successor for a few seasons now with Rodri and other options failing.
The former Atletico Madrid signing has failed to adjust to the defensive side of the game. Meanwhile he proves to be too inconsistent in his passing when in possession.
Ilkay Gundogan hass featured as the deep-lying midfielder, most famously in the Champions League final, however, the proved a car-crash of a decision. The German’s strengths lie in the final-third and in a attacking way.
Lavia could be the a great mix between defensive and attacking football. At almost six foot, he has the build to pose a threat to attackers.
Meanwhile, one goal and two assists from in front of the defence is a sign of his attacking quality.
Promoting Lavia to the first-team
You may also like…
- Report: Arsenal want Hector Bellerin to sign a new contract
- Jermaine Jenas says Harry Kane should ‘100%’ leave Spurs if he gets the chance
- ‘Embarrassing’: Some Aston Villa fans think their club has just pulled off a ‘ridiculous’ transfer stunt
- ‘Get him in the first team now’: Leeds fans call for Summerville to get nod after Fleetwood display