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Manchester City In Pole Position To Land This Argentine Midfielder: Good Signing For The Citizens?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by the Sun, Manchester City are on the verge of signing Velez Sarsfield midfield ace Thiago Almada during this summer transfer window. The same source has mentioned that the Citizens are set to seal a £16m to bring the Argentine sensation to the Etihad Stadium in this off-season.

The Sun has also claimed that the Premier League champions are planning to sign him and then loan him to Sporting CP immediately so that he can continue with his development.

The Recent Emergence Of Thiago Almada

Almada, who has been dubbed as the new Lionel Messi, is a product of Velez Sarsfield’s youth academy. He managed to break out as first-team starter last year. 

The 18-year-old is one of the brightest young players coming out of South American football. The Primera Division whizkid has incredible potential and has all the skill set required to succeed at the highest level.

Almada’s Impressive Form in The Primera Division Last Season

Almada made 16 appearances for the Argentine outfit in the last term, registering three goals while creating two assists in multiple competitions. He is also a vital member of the Argentina Under-20 team and has featured in seven matches for them, scoring one goal in the process.

What Does The South American Starlet Offer On The Pitch?

Almada has decent pace in his locker and can make some clever runs from midfield. The Sarsfield midfield ace can also create some excellent opportunities for his teammates and has added a few goals and assists to his game last season.

Recruiting a player of Almada’s potential will undeniably bolster Pep Guardiola’s attacking options at the Etihad Stadium in the future. However, he is still inexperienced at the highest level and will need time to work on honing his skills before he is prepared to feature in the English top-flight someday.

Will Almada Be A Good Signing For Man City?

He will be a fantastic signing for the Citizens who will add even more quality to their world-class academy. Guardiola has shown in the recent past that he is willing to give some of his younger players a chance if they are good enough to play in his first-team. Thus, it will be a move that will benefit Almada as he will get an ideal platform at Man City to fulfil his true potential.

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