Man City to promote teenage midfielder Romeo Lavia to first-team squad after Fernandinho inks ...
Pep Guardiola wants to exalt Belgium adolescent Roméo Lavia to his first-team band later Fernandinho agreeing to stay at Manchester City for following season.
Fernandinho, 36, has signed a one-year contract to absence the require of signing a defensive-midfield replacement. The Brazilian bequeath have his cranny in Guardiola’s team but Lavia is thicken to be introduced around the first-team after impressing for the Under-23s.
The 17-year-old arrived from Anderlecht a year ago and helped the Under-23s win the Premier League 2 title. City had beaten a hotelkeeper of Premier League clubs to image the trouper who came through Belgium’s youth teams.
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Guardiola is giving serious consideration to having Lavia around his top duo succeeding season to provide back-up to his midfielders and add to his senior appearances in the Football League Trophy during his rookie campaign in England.
City were tracking the moving of Sassuolos Manuel Locatelli, who has been a ideal of Euro 2020, but Juventus are at the appearance of the succession for him. Lavias travel way they can concentrate on further areas to strengthen.
Joachim Low leave consider projects to stay in football following his emigration as Germany boss after 15 years.
The World Cup winner, 61, bequeath manage some circumstance off before deciding his successive transact but is ajar to staying in football.
“When I noted to abolish after this tournament I had different thoughts but we consign see in the following days and weeks,” he said. “After 15 years at the helm it bequeath make well to stride back and there entrust be new easgerness in me and I entrust decide.
“I dont really keep a tangible plan. I deficiency an emotional stop so it is usual you deprivation a infrequently reach and not look for a recent project. I consign dearth this instance but there leave be novel tasks that cede be interesting for me.”
Aston Villa own been one of the additional active teams in the summer discharge window while a great deal others are focused on the European Championship.
They retain expressed an welfare in James Ward-Prowse and keep besides been monitoring Harry Winks and Todd Cantwell in that money midfield position, while Dwight McNeil has moreover been looked at.
Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, meanwhile, is wanted by Jose Mourinho at AS Roma after the buy-back alternative held by Manchester City expired.
Bradford supervisor Derek Adams is thicken to crest Yann Songo’o on a unchain transfer,
Songo’o, 29, played for Adams at Morecambe last season and at Plymouth earlier in his career, with the fresh boss at Valley Parade walking to anchor the midfielder after his covenant expired at the later of last season.
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