Two Fascinating talents Manchester City could look to sign to replace Zinchenko
Oleksandr Zinchenko looks set for an underwhelming departure from Manchester City after failing to break into the first-team. The youngster, who had joined the Cityzens as a wonderkid in the summer of 2016, might have to impress at a smaller club to realise the potential he once promised.
Despite Manchester City having no established left-back after Mendy had injured himself last season, Zinchenko found himself down the pecking order under a make-shift left-back in Fabian Delph.
According to reports, Wolves are keen to land the Ukranian left-back after making a £12million bid for his services. Here are two excellent wonder talents Pep Guardiola can sign after selling Zinchenko in the summer transfer window.
Tymon is one of the most highly-rated upcoming youngsters in England. The Stoke City left-back has everything about his game to succeed and his breakthrough season is awaited by his club.
Although the defender failed to impress in his loan spell with MK Dons last season, he is touted as a future star because of his evident qualities at a tender age.
The 19-year-old wing-back is a proud owner of a good technique for a defender, which enables him to cross the ball well from wide positions. Tymon is known for his attacking game but that doesn’t mean he is any less impressive defensively.
The English teenager is known for his ability to properly mark players whilst being a good tackler as well. Tymon is also quite resilient mentally and has all the traits to succeed at the top level.
Pep might want to consider his impressive countryman Aaron Martin for a role at Manchester City to replace Zinchenko. The fact that Martin plays for Espanyol, rivals of Barcelona, might give the Spanish gaffer an added agenda to weaken them by signing the top prospect at their club. Aaron, 21, is one of the most exciting young names in La Liga right now.
Much like Tymon, Martin is a technically adept defender with good crossing ability and the player should fit right into the passing and progressive game of Pep at Manchester City.
The Spaniard also possesses good acceleration to beat his player on the wing before putting in a cross for his teammates in the centre. The player is accomplished enough to be a good back-up player behind Mendy.