3 long-term replacements for Fernandinho Manchester City could target

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Declan Rice of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at London Stadium on February 8, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Declan Rice of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at London Stadium on February 8, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) /
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3) BOUBACAR KAMARA

The French international plays in the defensive midfielder role for Ligue 1 club Marseille. Kamara’s versatility to play in the Centre back role as well make him an automatic pick in any starting XI.

Kamara, 21, is one of the hottest prospects in France currently. The Marseille Academy graduate has managed to feature in 96 Ligue 1 fixtures across four seasons. Spending almost 8000 minutes on the pitch speaks volumes about his influnce in the deepest part of midfield.

The French international has entered the last six months of his contract at the Orange Velodrome. His immense potential has grabbed the eye balls of a host of club with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and NewCastle United circling the Marseille midfileder.

He even lead Marseille on a couple of occasions this season showcasing his leadership skills. Manchester City could be in the race for Kamara given his potential in the middle of the park.

The 21-year-old could be a perfect replacement for Fernandinho given his abilities to steer the attack with his pass distribution. He even has an impeccable back tracking skills under his sleeve making it near-impossible to beat him in1v1s.

Kamara could well be on his way to the Premier League with a position in the French’s 2022 FIFA WC line up in the hindsight. He would want to flourish under Guardiola, given his age, which could be decisive in what offers to be a fascinating future ahead of the Marseille starlet.

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