Recent reports have claimed that Lukas Nmecha is set to leave Manchester City this summer, which could be a disastrous decision by Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain.
In a piece for the Manchester Evening News which detailed Lukas’ brother Felix’s exit from the Etihad outfit, it is suggested that the German U21 international is also likely to leave on a permanent deal this summer, after spending last season on loan with Anderlecht.
The £10.8m-rated striker starred in the U21 European Championships this summer as he finished as the top scorer for Germany as they won the trophy, which suggests that he has an extremely bright future, yet City are seemingly keen to cash in on him.
Nmecha was in extremely impressive form for Anderlecht last season, contributing 18 goals and three assists in 37 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League, which helped him average a superb 7.06 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
Given that Guardiola is currently lacking a natural goalscorer in his side for next season following the exit of Sergio Aguero earlier this summer, you would have thought that Nmecha would have been given an opportunity to impress at the Etihad following his form in Belgium last season, yet it seems as if they have already made their mind up on the 22-year-old.
City legend Vincent Kompany, who currently manages Anderlecht, was full of praise for Nmecha last season, saying:
“Of course, he still has room for improvement, but actually he is already a quite complete striker. He does not have any noticeable weaknesses.
“At the moment he is already one of the best strikers in Belgium.”
Although Nmecha has struggled in previous loan spells with the likes of Middlesbrough and Wolfsburg, he clearly made a lot of progress last season and deserves a chance to add to the three appearances he has made in a Manchester City shirt thus far in his career.
If he is allowed to leave for a minimal fee and continues to impress elsewhere, then this transfer decision might prove to be a disastrous one from Txiki in the future.
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