Man City News

Pep Guardiola should consider 25 y/o to solve left-back problem at Man City [Opinion]


Sergio Gomez was signed from RSC Anderlecht to replace Oleksandr Zinchenko, but the 22-year-old hasn’t commanded a starting place at left-back. Instead, Joao Cancelo is still operating in a makeshift role, so Pep Guardiola still needs a tried and tested option.

According to Andrea Scisci of CalcioMercatoWeb, Manchester City are interested in AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez. The French international has spent three years at the San Siro and would improve the City squad, but he might cost £100m to sign.

Where will Manchester City finish in the Premier League this season?





5th or lower

Hernandez joined Milan from Real Madrid in 2019 and has gone on to make 135 appearances in all competitions, scoring 21 goals with 26 assists. The 25-year-old has made 13 appearances across the board this season, scoring one goal with three assists, and has all the attributes to play under Guardiola.

Hernandez has more goals (1) and assists (2) than Jack Grealish, creates more chances (1.8 per game) than Bernardo Silva (1.4), has made more successful dribbles (0.7) than Gomez and Kyle Walker, and has more accurate crosses (0.9) than Riyad Mahrez (0.8).

The Frenchman has also made more tackles (2) than Rodri (1.9), more interceptions (0.6) than Nathan Ake (0.4) and has been dribbled past less (0.3) than Manuel Akanji (0.4), so he would improve the squad.

Hernandez won’t come cheap, however, so it remains to be seen if Guardiola will actively push for his signing. But if Gomez hasn’t been brought in to be a regular, another left-back is needed.

In other news, stats show likely outcome of Man City v Borussia Dortmund

The Vital Network is unique from other football content providers as all the sites are run by the fans, for the fans. We are looking for a writer to join our Manchester City site. If you can write well-constructed, thought-provoking opinion pieces alongside reporting on current events and breaking news then I want to hear from you. Email

Can you name these Man City players from the 2000s? Test your knowledge, take the quiz and challenge your friends and family to beat your score

1 of 10

He joined from Newcastle in 2000 and left to join FC Sochaux in 2003

Share this article

Sports journalist who is an avid football fan, enjoys debunking transfer rumours, loves to write pieces about players out in the cold and takes a large amount of pride getting a predicted XI 100% correct.