According to Telefoot journalist Julien Maynard via le10sport, Man City have made ‘contact’ with Lyon over star midfielder Houssem Aouar as the Sky Blues plot to find a worthy heir to club legend David Silva – prompting a mixed response from supporters on social media.
Aouar, who has become a mainstay for the Ligue 1 outfit this season, starting 23 league games whilst bagging three goals and four assists, is now on City boss Pep Guardiola’s radar as a potential replacement for the departing Silva.
Who is the more suited Silva successor?
The Frenchman, at least on paper, could prove to be a viable stand-in for the Etihad icon – especially going by his 85.7% pass success rate courtesy of WhoScored.
Flocking to Twitter, here’s what City supporters had to say regarding the alleged interest.
Silva replacement , Foden will still play , remember… strength in depth 👍
— phil reid (@physcopearce) May 12, 2020
What about @PhilFoden ????
— mark kedie (@markkedie68) May 12, 2020
I hope we close this deal quickly
— 💙City (@ericssson75) May 12, 2020
I would love to see foden start regularly next season
— ‘Destined Fredric’ (@DestinyFredric4) May 12, 2020
Foden taking even more Ls
— WillockIsBetterThanTrent (@IsWillock) May 12, 2020
— Will Stace 🏴 (@WillStace5) May 12, 2020
I love foden but he needs to leave. Just can’t get the respect he deserves from pep 🤷♂️
— Callum (@callum1937) May 12, 2020
First i have heard about this
— TheManCityBible (@city_bible) May 12, 2020