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Manchester City might regret selling £20m-rated workhorse who could replace Fernandinho – TBR View

Yangel Herrera is a player that Manchester City supporters have barely had a chance to watch.

The Venezuelan international joined the club in 2017, and has since spent his City career out on loan. First with sister team New York City FC before spending two years in Spain with Huesca and this season Granada.

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And now, as reported by the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old holding midfielder is set to leave Pep Guardiola’s side, with the Premier League champions looking for a £20m fee for Herrera.

Herrera has impressed away from Manchester City

Indeed, Herrera has impressed immensely in all three of his loan spells away from City.

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At New York, the youngster was the focal point for one of the most balanced and lethal midfields in the division. Whilst with Huesca and Granada, the Venezuelan workhorse has proven he is capable of competing at a top European level.

Herrera is a player of serious potential, which is why it comes as a surprise that City are looking to sell him with Fernandinho entering what could be his last season as a player.

The Venezuelan could replace Fernandinho

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The 23-year-old is a versatile midfielder who is an all-rounder in the middle of the park. Able to play as a number 10 or as an anchor-man, Herrera’s versatility makes him an ideal player for Guardiola.

With Rodri likely to be the starting defensive midfielder next season, Herrera can offer something different to the Spanish international. Indeed, at 6’0”, the Venezuelan engine is an incredible athlete with impressive pace and mobility.

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Herrera’s overall game and talent would make him an ideal member of Guardiola’s squad, especially with the UEFA Champions League still on the agenda for the Catalan manager.

And with Fernandinho likely to play a bit-part role next season, it would be the perfect opportunity to integrate a new long-term player to replace the Brazilian midfielder.

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