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Man City Is The Perfect Move For Derby County’s Liam Delap – Agree?

The news of a possible move for Liam Delap had broken yesterday and that move could be to Manchester. 

The 16-year-old striker has supposedly impressed City as he has been a key part of Derby’s under 18’s title win. He has also been named as an “England youth sensation.” Delap already has a really successful set of stats behind him for a teenager, he managed to get the golden boot in Turkey at the Mercedes Benz Aegean Tournament, he scored in Derby’s under 18’s 6-0 win against Wolves and his dad is the former Rams player and coach, Rory Delap.

It’s no wonder that Delap has been looked at by the Premier League champions but if the youngster did move to City, he would start in their development squad and Derby would also be due some compensation as part of the FIFA solidarity payments scheme. 

I think City are one of the most tactical and sensible teams when it comes to signings. Looking at the young talent and investing in players early, is pleasing to see as a player comes through the youth teams and eventually ends up training with the first team. It’s not as daunting for a player to just throw them in at the deep end with a new club. If the blues do sign the youngster and it doesn’t work out in the long run, even having him on the team should value him at a large amount if it should come to letting him go. 

Like any team during this transfer window, every club is keeping their options open, and looking for new signings before the start of the season. However, Pep Guardiola also has the departure of Vincent Kompany on his hands and now talks of David Silva also on his way out of the club.

Now is a perfect time to start building their youth team so they can replace their legends. City would be a great move for the 16-year-old because it seems like when a player joins the club and is successful, they seem to spend a long time there. Silva and Kompany are both celebrating 10 years with the Manchester side, and I hope to see more youth players end up being title winners with the club. 

Two Replacements For David Silva Man City Should Be Looking At This Summer

It’s been revealed this week that David Silva could be leaving Man City pretty soon. 

The City midfielder is set to get his testimonial next year to mark a decade of his services at the Manchester side. The 33-year-old signed for the blues in 2010 for £26 million, he has since won four premier league titles, two FA Cups and four league cups with City.

After all the success, it is believed that Silva has always wanted to end his football career exactly where he started back at Las Palmas. He started his youth career on the island of San Fernando and not only does he want to go back for himself, but he would also love to bring up his son, Mateo, in the same place he grew up.

With this being said, who should Pep Guardiola look at in case he needs a replacement sooner rather than later? 

Youri Tielemans 

The Belgian midfielder is currently on loan from Monaco to Leicester City. The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances for Leicester and managed 3 goals in that time. He would be a great young replacement for City and, it would be a great move for the midfielder as a permanent move rather than a loan. Pep may have some competition on his hands though as it is believed that United are also looking at him. 

Phil Foden

I know what you’re thinking. Does he already play for City? Yes. But the 19-year-old has only managed 18 appearances since 2017, he’s bagged one goal too in that time but he’s never been the first choice with such a strong midfield already existing.

Maybe now that a position has opened up, he may get a look into and be the next big thing. He’s spent all his youth at City and he also holds the record for the clubs youngest goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League. Investing time in the youngster would also be cheaper than investing in other options. 

Midfield SAS Can Be The Difference for City Against Brighton on Saturday…

The game between City and Brighton today will be a far cry from the one witnessed last May.  Both teams had achieved their aims for the season- City had won back the Premier League and Brighton had secured their aim of survival in their maiden Premier League campaign.

Yet Saturday’s fixture will be a far contrast to the end of season run around last May. Both teams have something realistic to play for. The home side are looking to go top of the league whereas Brighton are looking for their first win since August.

One man, in particular, will be looking to make all the difference when the two sides meet again – Bernardo Silva.

Silva hadn’t quite convinced everybody when he scored City’s second in the 3-1 win last May, he certainly will have done now.

The Portuguese has been City’s stand out performer in the opening six games, playing at his strongest when in the number ten role.

His form can only be highlighted on a rainy afternoon at Cardiff last week. Guardiola left out the Spanish Silva in the 5-0 thumping, yet he was not missed as Bernardo took over creative roles rather well.

Yet on Tuesday Bernardo was rested in The Carabao Cup at Oxford. A competition he got the majority of his action in early last season. David Silva took his place but on the back of their early season form, Guardiola has two silver linings on his hands.

So against a predictably stubborn Brighton, why not start both in advanced roles. Bernardo struggled out wide against Lyon last week, we all know it’s time for both Silva’s to take centre stage as City look to reach the summit of the table.

So far Bernardo has three goals in all competitions, including a goal in his last two games, yet it took him till January to reach that mark last season.

Dark nights are approaching fast at this time of year and the floodlights will be on a little bit longer at The Etihad very soon.

Yet on the pitch City don’t need to worry about the dark times that lie ahead when Bernardo’s in form. Playing alongside David, City will really start to light up the Premier League.