Man City signing this 22-year-old Argentine enforcer is an absolute no-brainer and Guardiola must get him

Manchester City Opinion: Man City should sign Santiago Ascacibar

If there is one man that Manchester City need to replace in the near future, it is Fernandinho. The 33-year-old has been impeccably brilliant since his move to England, but he transformed himself under Pep Guardiola. Not only has he become a key part of their teamsheet but City have struggled to win without him.

It’s been seen in recent weeks, with the Brazilian out injured and though Ilkay Gundogan has done a relatively decent job of deputising, the club needs someone else.

Manager Pep Guardiola has already mentioned that he will be looking for a holding midfielder and a left-back during the summer window (BBC), but his targets are unknown.

Hence, they should target Bundesliga starlet Santiago Ascacibar. The Stuttgart star has been one of the only positives of their otherwise terrible season and he would be a perfect replacement for Fernandinho.

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The 22-year-old is a lot like Fernandinho. A destructive force in the midfield, few players in the Bundesliga have managed to get past Ascacibar.

However, that’s not all he is and like Fernandinho, the Argentine is also attack-minded and uses his tactical intelligence to help move the ball forward very effectively.

That combined with his stamina, work rate and eye for a pass makes him perfect for Guardiola’s system. There is room for improvement but like many others, that will only happen under the right manager.

Pep Guardiola would be the perfect manager to help the Stuttgart man move forward. The former Barcelona boss has worked wonders with a lot of players over his rather successful career.

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Given VFB Stuttgart’s current situation, there should be quite a few clubs who will come after Santiago Ascacibar if the Bundesliga side does get relegated. While there are no reports linking the player to man city, the 22-year-old’s talent is undeniable and would be very useful to more than a few clubs around the world.

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But for Manchester City, Fernandinho’s replacement is one thing they cannot take for granted. That’s something Ascacibar can help them with.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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