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Manchester City can find their next Fernandinho with Aurelien Tchouameni

Manchester City look set to have a rather busy summer transfer window once their current season comes to an end.

Having secured a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, the Citizens may also be set to see one of the club’s most significant figures leave the Etihad Stadium.

Last month, City’s veteran midfielder Fernandinho revealed that this would be his final season at the Manchester club after signing for them back in 2013.

With 380 appearances for City under his belt across all competitions, the Brazilian has scored 26 goals, delivered 33 assists and won numerous trophies along the way.

If the club feel the need to secure an immediate replacement for the 37-year-old this summer, one potential transfer that they could look to complete is for AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

Last month, Pep Guardiola’s side were linked with a summer move for the 22-year-old.

Since joining Monaco from Bordeaux in January 2020, the midfielder has gone on to make 93 appearances across all competitions. In that time, the youngster has chipped in with eight goals and six assists along the way.

Despite his occasional knack for scoring or creating goals, it’s his defensive talents which could make him an ideal long-term replacement for Fernandinho at City.

With 33 Ligue 1 appearances and three goals to his name in the current campaign, the midfielder has the highest number of players tackled (94), tackles won (64), pressures (562), successful pressures (203) and interceptions (108) of anyone in the Monaco squad.

Looking at the league as a whole, Tchouameni also has the highest number of combined tackles and interceptions under his belt (202).

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Having racked up a total of 225 players tackled during his time with City in the Premier League since the 2017/18 season, the Brazilian would leave a big hole in their squad with his absence, but one that a player like Tchouameni could fill.

Labelled an “extraordinary” player by his fellow France international Paul Pogba, the Monaco star reportedly has a price tag of £83m to his name.

While this may seem hefty given his fairly young age, it could be an investment worth making for City to give them their ideal replacement for Fernandinho.

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Article title: Manchester City can find their next Fernandinho with Aurelien Tchouameni

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