According to a report from Marca, Manchester City will face stiff competition if they want to land promising young defender Theo Hernandez from AC Milan – with European giants Paris-Saint Germain and bitter rivals Manchester United also in the hunt for a left-back.
Hernandez, who joined Milan from Real Madrid last summer to the tune of €20 million (£17.5 million), has started 21 Serie A games for the Rossoneri this campaign – scoring five goals and two assists from the full-back positions.
However, despite his impressive numbers going forward, Milan are reportedly willing to listen to any offers that may come in for the 22-year-old – with City, United and PSG all in the market for a new left-back as per this report.
Should City sign Theo Hernandez?
This season, Benjamin Mendy, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Angelino have rotated in that position for us consistently, with no man really laying down their mark on the role this campaign.
The latter man was shipped off on loan to RB Leipzig in January, with Zinchenko and Mendy now vying for a consistent starting place in defence. Hernandez, compared to both men, has managed more interceptions on average in the league this season according to WhoScored – meanwhile Zinchenko reigns supreme in terms of most tackles completed.
The Frenchman, however, also averages more clearances than the Sky Blues duo – potentially outlining his statistical superiority over the City men.
Regardless of the numbers, Pep Guardiola still faces a battle if he is keen on landing the youngster – with United and PSG also chasing up the opportunity to sign a defender with seeming potential.