According to what has been reported by Sky Sports, Manchester City have 3-man short-list to find a replacement for Fernandinho.
34-year-old Brazilian star had an amazing season, if we don’t consider his injuries. However, Pep Guardiola is looking for a long-term solution for his star midfielder and he has 3 candidates to consider:
Marcos Llorente (Real Madrid)
Tanguy Ndombele (Olimpique Lyon)
Rodri (Atletico Madrid)
Last summer Manchester City failed to sign former Napoli man Jorginho, who eventually joined Chelsea. Pep Guardiola at some point also wanted Fred, however, Brazilian decided to move to Manchester United.
Manchester City had an incredible season as they won a domestic treble. But next season, in order to battle for Champions League, EPL champions would need a strong defensive midfielder.
As reported earlier, EPL giants could try to pay €70 m release clause to Atletico Madrid to sign Rodri.