Whoever Manchester City choose, they will have significant shoes to fill. What is certain is that City will not just throw money at someone; a role as important as Fernandinho’s requires real consideration and thought to replace.February 1, 2019
Fernandinho turns 34 in May and Manchester City know that they must cast around to find someone of his calibre. And they know it will not be easy; as Pep Guardiola, City’s manager, said before the game against Wolves:
“Maybe there aren’t many but there are players who can play in that role. Specifically Fernandinho’s role, it’s so difficult to find. He knows the Premier League, he knows everything and that’s so important. But, of course, for the next season it’s an important target to find. He’ll be 34 and he cannot play every few days.”
So, how do you solve a problem like Fernandinho?