'Keep him, better than Rodri': Some City fans are livid as club plot to sell £20m-rated talent
Manchester City are reportedly looking to sell on 23-year-old midfielder Yangel Herrera this summer.
According to the Sun, Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to listen to offers for the South American talent. Herrera spent last season with Granada on loan.
As per the report, City have slapped a £20m price tag on the Venezuelan international. Leeds United, Southampton and West Ham are all interested.
The Premier League champions are keen to raise funds in order to sign Harry Kane, who has emerged as City’s main striking target this summer.
The Manchester giants have a huge void in their squad to fill out this window following the departure of Sergio Aguero.
Although City have two defensive midfielders in the form of Fernandinho and Rodri, some fans on social media are fuming that Herrera has been put up for sale this summer.
Indeed, the midfielder has flourished over the past two years in Spain. And supporters believe that Herrera could be a viable option to replace club captain Fernandinho after next season.
Here’s what some City fans had to say about the club trying to sell Herrera on Twitter…
Keep him, better than Rodri— Columbo (@MarxistColumbo) July 18, 2021
!!!!!— crash (@CrAsH_17_) July 18, 2021
Sell RODRI INSTEAD— Medley Afrik (@AfrikMedley) July 19, 2021
Not sure why he hasn’t been looked at for our CDM rotation I thought he was doing very well— Kenny Taig (@KennyT1985) July 18, 2021
Pretty good— Cristiano (@WandersonCris18) July 18, 2021
👀— Stones x Dias FC (@FinallyManfred) July 18, 2021
Indeed, City have already raised around £50m this summer through the sales of Lukas Nmecha, Angelino and Jack Harrison, along with their sell-on clause in Jadon Sancho.