Following rumours linking Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara to a Man City move, with his relationship to manager Pep Guardiola being the main catalyst, journalist David Ornstein has since come out to provide an update on our stance towards the £207,000-per-week playmaker.
Should City move for Thiago?
Yes, great Silva replacement
No, we have Foden
Indeed, the Spaniard has been a revelation for the club since arriving in Manchester, playing a heavy hand over City’s trophy-laden last 10 years – but his stay will soon be coming to an end following the announcement he will not be extending his contract.
As Silva edges slowly towards an emotional farewell, a debate has arisen over who could replicate his influence – with youngster Phil Foden largely being tipped to take the mantle.
Indeed, as per Ornstein, the Thiago move ‘will not happen‘ – which suggests City are out of the race for his signature despite Guardiola’s admiration.
Once lauded as ‘courageous’ by the City boss, you could argue there is a good relationship between the pair, but Ornstein has now confirmed that doesn’t mean we will be in line for the Bayern star any time soon.
Given this latest update, it’s unclear what our next move may be, but Foden’s great form since the Premier League’s resumption arguably highlights the fact other squad positions should be given more priority in the transfer market.