Manchester City have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Giovanni Reyna recently and if he were to join the Citizens, he could perhaps prove to be their next David Silva.
According to 90min, City are prepared to bid over £100 million to bring Erling Haaland and Reyna to the Eithad, although the report suggests that the USA international would likely stay with the Bundesliga side for another year as part of the deal.
Whilst City perhaps feel that they already have the heir to Silva’s throne in Phil Foden, the Englishman has featured on the wing regularly this season, whereas Reyna has primarily played in a central-attacking-midfield role for Dortmund in his career so far.
The 18-year-old has contributed an impressive three goals and four assists in 21 Bundesliga appearances this season, averaging a solid 6.86 rating as a result.
During Silva’s time with City, he would manage 77 goals and 141 assists in 436 appearances, often preferring to set up a teammate with the final pass rather than scoring himself.
Foden however, has 26 goals and 18 assists in 106 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, which suggests that he is more of a goalscoring winger than a creative attacking-midfielder like Silva was.
Therefore, Reyna could prove to be the natural heir to Silva at City should Txiki Begiristain convince him to make the switch to England this summer.
Last season saw Silva average 1.7 shots, 1.8 key passes and 1.2 dribbles per game for City, whilst Reyna has averaged 1.1 shots, 1.1 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per game this season in the Bundesliga, suggesting that the teenager is already close to emulating the same sort of stats the legendary Spaniard managed with the Citizens.
Therefore, considering Reyna is only going to get better as he gets more experience, Txiki should seal a swoop for the 18-year-old in the summer transfer window, as it certainly looks as if he has the potential to become world-class.