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Man City should secure Champions League qualification with this midfield tonight

Pep Guardiola’s men face Atalanta away tonight in the Champions League. If Man City set up with this midfield, they should go through to the next round.

Man City are currently top of their Champions League group with 9 points. Pep Guardiola will want to qualify as quickly as possible.

However, he will have limitations tonight with a few players being out. Phil Foden is suspended and David Silva is injured.

Therefore, Man City will struggle in the middle. This is why he will probably go out with a 4-3-3 formation.

I predict that he will line up the midfield like this…

Gundogan

The centre midfielder’s form has been a lot better recently. Guarantee that he will be filling that central position this evening.

He will be aimig to guide the midfield forward while also assisting his team mates to a win.

Kevin De Bruyne

With David Silva being injured, De Bruyne will probably go out as captain.

He will also more than likely operate the left of midfield. However, the question will be, will he score, assist or both?

Bernardo Silva

David Silva will probably be replaced by Bernardo. All three will have to work together efficiently.

With my prediction for the formation would mean that there should be 3 players up front. I predict they will be Jesus, Aguero and Raheem Sterling.

Arsenal and Man City go head-to-head for Real Madrid star

According to The Sun, Arsenal and Man City are afer Real Madrid’s Isco. It looks like the two Premier League sides will be in a transfer battle.

The attacking midfielder has fallen out of favour at Real Madrid. This has caused clubs to start taking a closer look at him.

However, two Premier League clubs wanting him will give Real Madrid an advantage.

Isco is valued at around £60 million. Arsenal would have been accepting of that amount. However, Man City’s interest now gives Real Madrid the power to increase that asking price.

So it looks like a battle will happen. Each time has their own reasons for wanting the midfielder.

Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour at the Emirates. They need to find a replacement and Isco fits that bill.

However, Arsenal have a budget. Negotiations wojld need to be done.

Man City

David Silva will be leaving the Manchester side at the end of the season. Isco has been compared to Silva in the past.

While looking at a replacement is an option, Phil Foden looks to be filling the midfield spot next season.

Napoli’s 23-year old midfielder on Man City’s radar in January

According to Calciomercato.com, Man City have a strong interest in Napoli’s, Fabian Ruiz. However, it doesn’t look like they want to sell him anytime soon.

The Napoli midfielder has impressed recently and Pep Guardiola wants him to move to the Premier League.

However, Napoli management have other ideas. The price of the midfielder is expected to increase with interest from other clubs.

Man City scouts will still be sent out to watch the 23-year old but getting him to sign a contract might be a problem.

Profit

Napoli bosses paid €30 million for the midfielder. If Man City want to buy him they will be looking at a much higher price.

It looks like Napoli bosses will want to make a profit as they want around €180 million for their man.

David Silva

Man City will be looking for a David Silva replacement at the end of this season.

The 23 year old central midfielder will be a perfect replacement if they could get pen to paper. He can also operate the left of midfield and act as an attacking midfielder.

‘1 man down, 3 goals up.’ Man City fans react to their win

Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Man City faced Aston Villa this weekend. They managed to close the gap between them and Liverpool. The Football Manc Cave looks at your reaction’s…

The first half of the Premier Clash was pretty even and Aston Villa were happy to keep it 0-0 at half time.

However, it didn’t take long for the score sheet to open up in the second half. Raheem Sterling put Man City 1-0 up before a minute of the half had been played.

There was then some controversy with Man City’s second goal as it had to be checked by VAR. However, the goal was awarded.

The only problem was, it looked like Kevin De Bruyne had scored but David Silva also claimed a touch.

Gundogan then grabbed Man City’s third goal and they took all three points. However, there may be problems for Man City next week as Fernandinho was sent off. Here’s your reactions…

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‘Tell Man City admin that it is legal to give Ederson man of the match.’ Man City fans react to their win.

Man City has their first Premier League game since the international break this weekend. They faced Crystal Palace away. The Football Manc Cave look at your reactions.

Pep Guardiola had a chance to turn things around with the international break. It looks like whatever he worked on paid off as the Blues won 2-0.

David Silva and Jesus were to thank for the goals. Silva also took man of the match. Phil Foden also got some minutes as he came on to replace Kevin De Bruyne. Although, it was Ederson that impressed fans the most.

However, both goals came in the first half. This suggests that things took a step back in the second half but a win is a win.

With Liverpool drawing with Man United, this also closed the gap at the top. The Premier League champions could be on their way back to the top.

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Former Man City boss urges Foden to leave in January

Phil Foden is one Man City player who’s future is a hot topic. TalkSport has explained how Stuart Pearce has now had his say on the matter.

Foden is a highly rated player by fans and pundits. However, all have been fighting his corner and stating that he should be given more playing time.

After he came back from injury and illness, he got a start against Preston in the Carabao Cup. Despite that being what fans wanted, it caused fans to argue that the youngster was ‘more than just a Carabao Cup player.’

Therefore, there is now a debate amongst fans and football pundits regarding Phil’s future. Most think he will benefit from some time away from the Etihad. A loan spell is something that people want him to consider.

However, he has committed his time to the Manchester side as it was his childhood dream to play for the blues. Now ex-Man City boss, Stuart Pierce, has had his say…

Stuart Pearce

He has weighed in on the situation and explained that a player of Phil’s age will benefit most from game time.

That is something he isn’t getting at the Etihad. Pearce claims that a loan spell in January will do him the ‘world of good.’

He acknowledges that Pep Guardiola sings Phil Foden’s praises often, however, he agrees with fans that experience is needed.

David Silva

The current Man City Captain, David Silva will be departing the blues at the end of the season. This will leave a space in the midfield that needs to be filled.

It is looking likely that Foden will be the man who has to step up. In my opinion, the youngster needs game time before being chucked into the Premier League week in, week out.

Training with a team of Pep Guardiola’s standard is completely different to actually playing with them weekly against an opposition. Whether Foden gets more games this season or does consider a loan spell, I think it’s vital towards his career and preparation going forward.

2 reasons why Man City should take advantage of this buy-back clause for 21y/o

The Manchester Evening News has explained the unusual transfer buy-back clause in place for Manu Garcia. The 21-year-old could be called back to Man City in the next two years.

Garcia spent a couple of his youth years with Man City. He signed his first professional contract in 2015 however, he wasn’t used much. This explains the loan spells he went out on.

One of the clubs that favoured his style of play was Sporting Gijon. They put their interest forward and were successful in offering the attacking midfielder a new home. He departed the Etihad to join the club in the summer, although, he could be making a return.

Clause

The unusual transfer clause is that Man City can take him back but only in the next two years. This could benefit both teams as Man City have an option. It would also be a huge profit deal for Sporting who would gain massively.

The clubs director, Miguel Torrecilla, has said that if Man City do buy their player back, it would be ‘one of the best deals in Sporting’s history.’ So what’s in it for Man City?

Replacement

One of the clubs legends, David Silva, will soon be departing the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s job will be to recruit or prepare a replacement. While it has been made clear that Phil Foden will most likely be that man, it would be nice to have options.

The 21-year-old would have a lot of work to do and big shoes to fill. However, if there’s a manager that can prepare him, it’s Guardiola. He would also be an option in case Phil Foden was to get injured at any point.

Part of the plan?

Man City knew what they were doing when they signed that contract. They would have been keeping in mind that this young midfielder could potentially improve. This clause has left them open to taking him straight back and utilising his skills.

If they were to take Garcia back, it would look like they had it planned all along. That’s clever. The Spanish player has started all ten games so far this season and even scored once. He certainly will be experienced if he was to make a return.

2 La Liga gems to replace Man City’s David Silva

The Football Manc Cave are looking at 2 young La Liga players who Man City could look at when it comes to replacing David Silva.

The current Man City Captain has already spoken on how he intends to leave the Manchester side at the end of the year. Replacements will already be in consideration I’m sure. However, we are picking out some options.

Earlier this year, I picked out two La Liga senior players that may be considered as options and put it in an article. These are two options that Guardiola could look at for experience.

However, if he’s looking for youngsters that he can help develop, here’s two he could look at…

Martin Odegaard

Odegaard is 20 years old and from Norway. He compares to David Silva in the sense that he is known as an attacking midfielder but can also operate both wings.

He is currently on loan from Real Sociedad to Real Madrid. His value is slowly raising as he’s gaining more game time. He’s being compared to other players like Brahim Diaz who is at Real Madrid.

He might be an option for Man City to develop and eventually get him to the David Silva standard. He has a lot of potential and could be open to a loan spell in the Premier League, considering he is currently on loan in the La Liga.

Vinicius Junior

A young Real Madrid player who is also versatile. The 19-year-old Brazilian is known as a left-winger with secondary positions as a striker or on the right-hand side.

He’s currently valued at around £63 million as rated by Transfermarkt. The teenager has also only played for Real Madrid and Flamengo so could be open to a move to widen his experience and develop.

He’s been compared to Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic. Man City could always recruit someone with more experience, and then offer one of these youngsters a loan shot to see how they can handle the pressure.

Either way, it will be interesting to see who Guardiola goes after and when -because a replacement will need to be found. The topic of who should take the Captain’s armband will also come up.

Man City star looks set to join David Beckham in the MLS

It’s old news that David Silva will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season. Now there’s news on what he might do after his departure.

According to the Manchester Evening News, David Silva may join David Beckham’s new MLS franchise when he departs the Etihad Stadium. Apparently, Silva would be joining Inter Miami as their marquee foreign player next season.

He’s already stated in the past that after signing a one-year extension with Man City for this season that after he leaves, he wouldn’t join another Premier League team. With Beckham part owning the Miami side, he obviously gets a say in what’s happening. He is supposedly keen to bring in a Spanish speaking star to bring in Florida’s large Hispanic community.

The ex-Man United player and England captain had an option to buy an MLS expansion side written into his contract when he joined Los Angeles Galaxy 12 years ago. Beckham understands first hand what bringing in a globally successful player to an American side can do for its reputation. He’s been there and done that himself, and now he’s using that as a business strategy.

David Silva has become a legend for Man City and has helped them win a lot of competitions and league trophy’s over the years. He will fit the MLS bill perfectly but the 33-year-old will have to wait to get started. He will still be under contract at the Etihad when the season gets started in March in America.

Beckham on the hunt for talent

Beckham is on the hunt for stars to feature in his rising team and has recently been in Barcelona to try and track down wanted squad members. The names Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have been whispered when it comes to this topic but I think Silva will be a more realistic option.

So, with Silva looking likely to leave the blues at the end of the year and Beckham on the hunt, could this be the journey that David Silva will now take? And who should Pep Guardiola bring in to replace him? Can he be replaced? I’m sure we will find out next year.

Man City fans happy to see midfielder going further afield ‘If this is true, I am glad. would not like seeing him play to another team in Europe’

According to the Independent, David Silva could be joining David Beckham’s new Miami team.

David Beckham is setting up a team out in Miami and is out on recruitment. Beckham knows what it’s like to be world-famous and then brought into an American team to bring in a wider audience. Now it looks like he’s using the same tactics as a business plan.

In the team that he’s calling Inter Miami, names like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have been mentioned. However, one name that seems more realistic is Manchester City legend, David Silva. He’s already spoken about how he wouldn’t want to join another Premier League team after his time is up at Man City, and that will be at the end of this season. So, could a move to America be on the cards?

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