According to a report from the Telegraph, as City eye a move for Ben Chilwell, this could allow Pep Guardiola to move makeshift left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko back into his preferred midfield position – prompting many City supporters to lavish the Ukrainian on Twitter.
Zinchenko, who signed from Russian club UFA back in the summer of 2016, has been deployed as a left-back for the majority of his City career – helping to cover for the likes of Benjamin Mendy and ex-defender Fabian Delph over his four-year stint to date.
Could Zinchenko become a stellar attacking midfielder for City?
Yes, so much potential
No, not good enough
The 23-year-old has been used in a similar fashion over 2019/2020 – rotating alongside Mendy and Angelino earlier this campaign before the latter man was shipped out on loan to RB Leipzig.
Even though he has impressed in the full-back area, making the joint-most tackles out of any City player in the league according to WhoScored, many Sky Blues are excited by the prospect of him playing in his natural attacking midfield role.
Find all of their best comments down below.
Perfect replacement for @21LVA
— Vumi Moyo (@Vummim) June 7, 2020
— CHASE ™ (@MCFC_CHASE) June 7, 2020
Spelt KDB 2.0 wrong imo.
— Iddin (@khairyizuddin) June 7, 2020
When he’s played in midfield he’s looked good
— 🇧🇼 (@laporteball) June 7, 2020
They should! You have seen him perform for Ukraine and help them qualify for euros. He’s a baller in position!
— Remy (@Remysenpaii) June 7, 2020
— Jamie (@_jamiemcfc) June 7, 2020
— kafuihattoh (@kafuihattoh) June 7, 2020
This dub 😍 y’all need to watch him play Cam for ukraine
— 𝑀𝒶𝓉𝓉. (@W1nchenko) June 7, 2020
— Jerry_Kassy (@jerry_kassy) June 7, 2020