The cycles are part of football and the Kun Agüero (32 years) at City is not eternal. For this reason, those from Manchester begin to comb the market in search of a replacement that offers sufficient guarantees when the time for change comes. The names that appear in the bar counter conversations, if COVID permits, and in the English press are varied and expensive (Kane or Lukaku). Hence there is a footballer who, according to the Telegraph, has taken the lead: Darwin Núñez (21).
The Uruguayan, after showing in Almería that LaLiga Smartbank was more than small, arrived at Benfica this summer in exchange for 25 million euros. In Portugal it did not take long to show the self-confidence that characterizes him and that makes him one of the most complete young rams on the continent. Indisputable for Jorge Jesús, his five goals and six assists in eleven games They have made those of Pep Guardiola put an eye on a contract that, although it would not be economic, would represent a lower outlay than that of their opposition colleagues. Further, He is running as the heir to Cavani and Luis Suárez in the Uruguayan team where he already scored in the last break: he closed the victory against Colombia (0-3).
Agüero’s future is in the air, since the contract ends next June and its renewal, or not, is a mystery. But whether he stays or not City will bet heavily on the market for a ‘9’ of guarantees, In view of the continuing physical problems of the Kun (He has only been able to play 178 minutes due to a thigh injury, first, and a tendon strain, later) and the lack of consolidation of Gabriel Jesús as the ultimate spearhead. A consolidation that has not been helped by the Brazilian’s recent physical problems this season, in which he was called to occupy the scoring throne left by the Buenos Aires veteran.
The lack of tusk, the predominant weapon of the City of the recent past, drowns. For example, the defeat in his visit to Tottenham de Mourinho (2-0). The meeting in London was just one more notch in a revolver that has given too many shots to the air this course. Ten goals in eight games are insignificant spoils for a team designed to crush opponents and this fallow land in which the skyblue has placed them eight points from the lead. A more than dangerous distance in a Premier where the contenders for the title grow like weeds in the gardens of City and Liverpool.
With Guardiola’s renewal recently sealed, the Etihad offices do not stop working to return the Mancunian team to the front line of battle: last year they were subjected by Klopp and his men and in the Champions League they stumbled again. The beginning of the course is not at all promising. This will cause that as the winter window opening approaches, the number of possible signings will increase.. Last summer the reinforcements were focused on the defense (Aké and Rùben Dias) and on the replacement of Sané (Ferran), in the markets to come it seems that the turn of the attack front is coming, without forgetting the whir constant that Messi supposes. For now, from Telegraph They argue that Darwin takes the lead.