Manchester City fans on Twitter have been going wild after an update from ESPN journalist Mark Ogden on Wednesday morning.
He revealed that the club are closing in on signing highly-rated Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez, moving ahead of Barcelona in the race for the player who the Madrid team are believed to be letting go for €80million.
Pep Guardiola’s men have long been searching for a permanent replacement for ageing central defensive midfielder Fernandinho and as the original report suggests, the legendary manager better call Saul for this.
The news has caused a wave of joy amongst City supporters with one promising to scream if the rumour is true and another proclaiming that the 26-year-old Spanish international is “a world class DM.”
One other fan counteracted the general argument about what would be a “mad signing” by articulating that they too would “love” to see Saul at the Etihad Stadium next season, but he is not an appropriate replacement for the 34-year-old Fernandinho.
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Check out those responses and the rest of the best Tweets as the City fan base reacted, below…
If this is true I will scream
— .-. (@CharlieP_Mcfc) March 20, 2019
He’s a world class DM ?
— M×A (@M_Cityy) March 20, 2019
— Amos Benjamin (@Amos_Ngopwa) March 20, 2019
Would be a mad signing
— Charlie Pizey (@charliepizey) March 20, 2019
Would love him but not as the replacement for Fernandinho
— . (@KDB_GOAT17) March 20, 2019
— عـزّ (@Qeej_) March 20, 2019