Manchester City Opinion: Pep must target Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez

Since Manchester City were bought some years ago, they have gradually transformed into a European superpower and have already achieved things that would’ve been unthinkable a few years ago.

While they’ve experienced success in various degrees since this take over, their proudest moment had to be at the end of last season when they successfully monopolised the most competitive league in the world by running away with the league title. 

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With 2nd-placed Manchester United a whopping 19 points behind City, Pep Guardiola’s world-beaters even managed to reach the 100-point tally on the final day of the season, scoring a record 106 goals in the campaign.

While a large part of this success is down to the manager’s sheer brilliance, eventually, it was the players they brought in over the course of the last few transfer windows that really did the trick for them. 

Unlike other clubs who sign players and ease them into the team, Pep was given enough resources to pick out the players he wanted in order for him to work with intuitively perfect results.


One of their most important signings of the decade was the acquisition of Brazilian central-midfielder Fernandinho from Shaktar Donetsk back in 2013 when the City revolution was still in the development stages.

He has effectively melted into the core of this football club and the fact that he is 33 now, will certainly be worrying as replacing him can be a massive headache if not dealt with properly.

According to reports from The Guardian, Manchester City are close to sealing a deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. He has been a revelation since making a name for himself while on duty with the Spanish national side.

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The 24-year-old is already turning heads of scouts all over the world and is touted for massive things, given his attributes. While he is a lot better than Fernandinho in an attacking sense, there’s no reason why some patient coaching from Pep can’t convert him into a holding man.

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With 3 goals and an assist from his 24 La Liga outings this season, the Spaniard is one of the highest-rated midfielders in world football.

However, this certainly doesn’t deter his work rate in any way. Like Fernandinho, his skill-set is well-rounded, making him the ideal target for City. Hence, Pep must push to get him in the summer.

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