EPL: Guardiola identifies 20-year-old African star as Fernandinho’s replacement at Man City

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has finally identified 20-year-old Lyon star, Houssem Aouar as midfielder, Fernandinho’s replacement at Etihad.

The 33-year-old Fernandinho is in the latter stages of his career at City.

The Brazilian has been a key figure in Guardiola’s team so far this campaign.

According to Daily Mail, Guardiola has now made Aouar his number-one target to be the long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

The report also claimed that the former Barcelona gaffer may likely sign Aouar at the end of the season.

Guardiola singled out the French-Algerian star for praise, following City’s 2-2 draw with Lyon in the Champions League encounter few weeks ago.

Guardiola’s men will tackle Crystal Palace on Saturday evening in the Premier League fixture at home.



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