Man City interested in Eredivisie sensation – ‘long-term successor’ to David Silva

Manchester City are interested in PSV Eindhoven attacking midfielder Mohamed Ihattaren, according to ESPN.

Ihattaren, 17, has firmly established himself as a regular first-team member of the PSV Eindhoven squad this season, despite his age. The Utrecht-born attacking midfielder has had a quite remarkable start to his footballing career, since he made his debut for PSV as a 16-year-old in January 2019.

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According to ESPN, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has identified the teenager as a ‘long-term successor‘ to David Silva – who is set to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. Guardiola is reportedlydesperate to integrate a wave of youngsters into his City lineup‘ as he prepares to replace several of his current ageing squad.

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Earlier this month, Mohamed Ihattaren became PSV’s youngest ever European goalscorer – scoring the equalising goal in his side’s 1-1 Europa League draw against Rosenborg, aged just 17 years and 304 days old. His goal contribution for a teenager this campaign is equally as impressive – scoring nine goals and providing nine assists in 26 appearances.

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  1. The Eredivisie is not a strong League these days. Players who excel there, especially young ones, often struggle when moving to stronger, more physical leagues where greater technical ability, pace and strength is required. recruiting a 17 year old who is already playing first team football in the Eredivisie will be expensive and is probably no better than a 1 in 3 chance of being a success story.

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