João Palhinha is being followed closely by Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. The English are looking for a replacement for Fernandinho in midfield.
Or charm of Pep Guardiola by Portuguese players is no secret. Manchester City, which already have Rúben Dias, João Cancelo and Bernardo Silva, can prepare to welcome another Portuguese. The English emblem will be watching João Palhinha.
The intention will be to replace Fernandinho, 35-year-old Brazilian who is approaching the end of his career. According to the Spanish portal Transfers, Palhinha is one of the three strong names pointed to Etihad. Denis Zakaria, Swiss from Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Sander mountains, Norwegian from Sheffield United, are the other options.
“This 1.90 meters tall Portuguese is being one of the great pillars of Sporting, the outstanding leader of Liga NOS. At the age of 25 and after several loans over the past few seasons, it seems that he has finally found his moment as a football player. And at 25 you can be one of the great bargains of the next market in Portugal. Its termination clause is 60 million euros ”, write the Spaniards.
João Palhinha debuted this month by the Portuguese national team, against Azerbaijan. This Tuesday, he made his debut on his third international appearance, in the 1-3 victory against Luxembourg.
Palhinha’s evolution is undeniable. Even last season, highlights the newspaper Record, the ‘latch’ was close to the exit door. CSKA Moscow, from Russia, and Al Nassr, from Saudi Arabia, presented proposals of 12 million euros, which ended up not convincing SAD sportinguista.
Now, with Rúben Amorim, the player has become an undisputed starter and has made it to the national team. With regard to market value, the value of Palhinha tripled, already worth 40 million euros.
Daniel Costa, ZAP //