If reports are to be believed Manchester City might be looking for a new full-back with Benjamin Mendy unable to deliver the goods since his arrival from Monaco at a reported £51.75 million move due to his injury woes and poor form.
While Oleksander Zinchenko is also linked with a move away from the Etihad. So, Machester City manager Pep Guardiola might be looking for an attacking full-back who can also do hard defending. Lucas Digne is the best quality option that may be available in the market for Manchester City.
Lucas Digne is a world-class full-back arguably the best in the Premier League(after Andy Robertson). After Carlo Ancelloti brought James Rodriguez and Dominic Calvert Lewin turned into Prime Inzaghi the left-back flourished upon the scene with 4 assists in 8 league matches up till his ankle injury.
The 27-year-old has a wand of a left foot potent threat taking set-pieces and delivering crosses. The French international is leading his team in average key passes a game at 2 only behind James Rodriguez’s 2.5. He also is completing 2.1 aerial duels a game and putting in 2 tackles a game so very good defensively.
The player likes to make early crosses and long balls will provide something different to Manchester City attack in transitions and attacking situations. He often makes those diagonals and vertical through balls which Citizens certainly lack.
FE Transfer Rater (Lucas Digne to Man City) 5/10:
There is a very minute chance of happening of this transfer come January. Although the Citizens may be in a dire need of a left-back to replace Benjamin Mendy this transfer can be considered as farce dream because he seems to be a part of the Ancelloti project and Everton director Marcel Brands is fully backing Carlo Ancelloti this is evident when they rejected Richarlison bid from Barcelona.
On the contrary, there are also rumors that Everton will be providing Digne with an improved contract and weekly wages of £100k-a-week to fend off interests and because he is crucial to the system they want to play and they certainly missed his presence in recent games when they lost 3 games on the bounce. Anything to the north of £70 million will make things interesting.
But never say never in the Football Transfer market a player looks to be settled at a club and a week later Jump the ship for £100 million(Yes I’m targeting Ronaldo).
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