Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fans Pick out Lyon Star for Dinho Role

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fans Pick out Lyon Star for Dinho Role

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CITY fans believe Pep Guardiola should make Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele his top transfer target in the summer.

The Blues' boss was left frustrated in his attempts to provide competition for Fernandinho last summer when Jorginho opted for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, before the Dutch prodigy, Frenkie De Jong, agreed terms with Barcelona in January.

It left City with Brazil international Fernandinho as the only specialist on their books to play in the key role in front of the back four.

Fabian Delph and Ilkay Gundogan have been trialed in the position, as has the centre-back John Stones, but none has convinced as a reliable deputy for Fernandinho. The 33-year-old has played in all but two of City's Premier League games this season, with the Blues slipping to defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester in Fernandinho's absence. …

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