Manchester Metropolis have loved various profitable years underneath the administration of Pep Guardiola.
For the reason that 51-year-old took cost of the membership, the Residents have gained 4 Premier League titles, 4 League Cups and one FA Cup.
One determine in Guardiola’s squad that has performed a large half within the membership’s success is Kevin De Bruyne.
With 267 appearances to his identify underneath the present Metropolis boss, the Belgian has scored 70 objectives and supplied 108 assists alongside the way in which.
Now on the age of 31, De Bruyne is among the 4 outfield gamers at Metropolis which are over the age of 30.
Bearing that in thoughts, the remaining weeks of the summer time switch window may give the Premier League champions the prospect to safe what could possibly be their subsequent model of the star midfielder.
One participant that has been talked about with a transfer to the Etihad Stadium that might match this invoice is Lucas Paqueta.
In 186 mixed appearances for Flamengo, AC Milan and his present membership, Olympique Lyon, the Brazilian has discovered the online 34 instances and delivered 21 assists.
To check his earlier league marketing campaign with De Bruyne’s, the duo each managed to rack up simply over 30 pictures heading in the right direction every, in addition to the identical variety of goal-creating actions (14).
In addition they ended the season with only a distinction of 17 progressive passes between them, with Paqueta racking up 140 and De Bruyne having 157. Evidently, identical to the Belgian, the Metropolis goal loves in search of a ahead move and selecting out runners in behind.
Do Metropolis have to signal one other midfielder this summer time?
This exhibits the similarities between the 2 midfielders and what the Lyon star may supply Metropolis ought to he be a part of them this summer time.
His total performances in Ligue 1 earned him a strong season score of seven.24/10 from WhoScored, making him the second-highest rated participant at Lyon.
Hailed as an “extraordinary” participant by Peter Bosz, the 24-year-old has actually proven he has the credentials to be the following model of De Bruyne and a attainable long-term alternative for him at Metropolis.
With a reported price ticket of £68m, securing a deal for the midfielder, particularly if Bernardo Silva makes a transfer to Barcelona, can be an effective way for the Manchester membership to prime off what has been a big summer time switch window for them by way of the variety of gamers which have moved out and in of the Etihad.