According to an update courtesy of le10sport, Man City winger Riyad Mahrez is ‘doing his best‘ to convince AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer to join the Sky Blues – prompting many supporters to beg Txiki Begiristain over signing the 22-year-old who is ‘better than Gundogan‘.
Bennacer, who has started 26 Serie A matches for Milan this season, could be an ideal heir to Fernandinho given his stats – with the Algerian making a higher amount of tackles on average than the Brazilian in midfield, even more than the 35-year-old managed during his stellar 2019/2019 campaign.
Can Bennacer replace Fernandinho?
Yes, make the deal happen Txiki
No, Ferna is one of a kind
Even though Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are also eyeing a move for the youngster, City may have an advantage in the pursuit through Mahrez – who is reportedly attempting to sway his teammate in choosing an Eastlands move over the San Siro.
Flocking to the report, it’s clear many Sky Blues would adore this transfer – with some calling him a ‘dream signing‘.
Find all of their best comments down below.
Better than gundogan
— Harry 💯 (@Wodrimcfc) July 22, 2020
Let’s get him and Aouar, Algerian army of Manchester!
— DI 🏆🏆🦈💯team back2back champs (@MCFCinMileHigh) July 22, 2020
Bennacer is a dream-signing once Fernandinho leaves. He and Rodri in the def midfield role would be amazing. Bennacer is a crazy ballwinner, a real pitbull in midfield. Bennacer+Laporte+Koulibaly and I wouldn’t fear any team 😄
— skyzenz (@skyzenz) July 22, 2020
A perfect replacement for Fernandinho
— 💙City💙 (@ericssson75) July 22, 2020
Would be a good Gundogan/Dinho replacement
— King KDB 〽️‼️ (@ali_nw17) July 22, 2020
— ًMatt👑 (@GarciaBaII) July 22, 2020
Agent Mahrez 😎
— Cyrus™️ 🔙🔛🔝 (@SilkyCyrus_74) July 22, 2020
This guy is really good, I’m all for it
— Peyton (@Cityallthewayy) July 22, 2020
— A-M (@AbdouMihoubi3) July 22, 2020