In Focus: Schmeichel deserves big time return to Manchester City

As reported by The Daily Mail, Manchester City are eyeing a summer move for Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in an effort to solve a problem that’s plagued them all season.

What’s the story?

After letting Joe Hart leave on loan to Torino last summer, Pep Guardiola has struggled to find a consistent number one at the Etihad with Claudio Bravo making a number of high profile errors and Willy Caballero unable to convince the Spaniard to rely on him regularly.

The Mail reckon that in order to solve that problem, Guardiola is considering a move for Schmeichel, a player who of course started his professional career with City over a decade ago.

Ready for a return?

Schmeichel has proven to be one of the most consistent and celebrated goalkeepers in the entire division since returning to the top-flight in 2014 and played a vital role in the Foxes’ unlikely title win last season.

With over 250 appearances for Leicester City, he’s earned a move to a big club and a return to Manchester appears to make perfect sense given his ability to play with the ball at his feet, which would go down a treat in Guardiola’s system at the Etihad.

At 30 years old he has the experience to be more of a success than his first stint at the club during which he made just 10 first team appearances.

He’d certainly be a more consistent and reliable presence than the likes of Bravo, who has drawn criticism all year for high profile errors and general anxiety inducing performances.