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Which Man City youngsters would benefit from a move to Kompany’s Anderlecht

With Man City legend, Vincent Kompany taking over manager position at Anderlecht, could he take some Manchester talent with him? 

When Kompany moved into his new role, he took the head of academy coach, Simon Davies with him. On the 17th of June, he held his first press conference with the club and stated, “we’ll try to sign some additions, not always as easy as it sounds but there’s a way we want to do that and it will happen in time.” 

It’s safe to say that Kompany isn’t just a legend to fans but he is a player that I can imagine has made a huge impact on other City players, especially the younger generation. With this being said, I’ve looked at two players that could benefit from following him to Belgium.

Matty Smith

The Welsh midfielder is a product of West Brom’s youth and now at 19, he is signed to Man City. He was loaned to the Dutch side, FC Twente last year and managed 2 goals in 34 appearances. Not too bad for a defensive midfielder.

He could strike a deal with Anderlecht and with the right coaching, development and eventually being in the starting line up, he could gain more experience. It won’t only be good for the youngster but also for City, if they only loan him, he could come back strong. 

Arijanet Muric

There’s a lot of City’s youth that could benefit from a move, getting more games and proving themselves but the 20-year-old keeper hasn’t had a proper chance yet at the blues. He signed a 3-year deal in 2017 at City although, in 2018, he joined NAC Breda on a season-long deal.

Muric made his debut in August when he kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 win, however, that was the only appearance he got to make after City needed him back to replace injured Claudio Bravo. When City played Oxford in the EFL Cup, Muric got his first start for the team, only now, I think he will be hungry for a chance somewhere else. Maybe he would benefit from a move. 

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