Date: 20th July 2021 at 8:00am
Written by: Marc Harley

Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera has an uncertain future after returning to the Etihad Stadium but not being in Pep Guardiola’s plans for the upcoming season.

The 23-year-old has been a City player since 2017 but hasn’t made a first-team appearance and finds himself behind Fernandinho and Rodri in the pecking order, so it’s likely he’ll be sold before the summer transfer window shuts.

Herrera still has three years left on his deal at the Etihad but may not see them out as The Sun reveal interest from Leeds United and West Ham United. City are willing to listen to offers but want around £20m for his signature.

The £16k-per-week/£0.8m-a-year Venezuelan international joined from Atletico Venezuela four years ago and has been loaned out to New York City FC (February 2017 – December 2018), SD Huesca (January 2019 – June 2019) and Granada CF (July 2019 – June 2021) as Guardiola continued to overlook him.

Herrera impressed in his two years at Granada, so much so that Guardiola was considering recalling him for the 2021/22 campaign, but The Sun say he’ll instead be sold as Fernandinho extended his contract.

In other news, Man City make decision on £42.7m player, club ‘reluctant’ to agree deal

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