Man City signing this 23-year-old Bundesliga star would sort out their midfield future for the next decade

Manchester City opinion: Cityzens should make a move for Julian Weigl

French news outlet Mercato 365 has reported that Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl wants a move away from the Signal Iduna Park. The young midfielder has struggled to find his way back into the team after various injury issues and has often been used out of position.

This has seen the German remain keen on a move away as he searches for regular game time. For Manchester City, this is the perfect time to swoop in. The Cityzens have been heavily linked (Sun) with a move in the past but nothing ever happened despite the fact that he is perfectly suited for them.

The definition of a regista, Weigl is effectively a younger version of Fernandinho. He made his debut nearly four years ago at the age of 19, playing the full season for the club.

Since then, the German has only grown in stature and talent, making him one of the best deep-lying playmakers in his age group.

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That combined with his incredible defensive nuance, as witnessed by him deputising often in central defence has seen a few sides showcase their interest. However, for Manchester City, he’s the perfect candidate to step in and replace the ageing Fernandinho.

Manchester City’s lynch-pin, the 33-year-old has been a vital part of Pep Guardiola’s side since the Spaniard arrived. This season too, the Brazilian’s presence has been felt, with Manchester City struggling to make an impact without him on the field.

It shows just how important Fernandinho is to the team, and why Manchester City will struggle to replace him.

However, if there is one player who comes even close to Fernandinho’s mould, it’s Julian Weigl. The 23-year-old clearly needs a new lease of life and with Manchester City trying to move on from Fernandinho, it would be the perfect move.

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Not only will it let the German learn from the Brazilian but he’ll also have the chance of finding his footing in a new league.

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Manchester City have finally come to terms that Fernandinho will not play forever, with the search for his replacement in full swing. The perfect blend of a regista and a destroyer is very rare to find and in Julian Weigl, they have exactly that.