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?
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.
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.