Bilbao seemed to be the destination. A basque player with incomprehendable amounts of potential. He is Mikel Oyarzabal, and he’s on the move.
According to recent reports, Manchester City are debating a move for the Real Sociedad winger as a replacement for Leroy Sané. The German forward has been on the verge of a move to German champions Bayern Munich for some time now, and it seems as though City are finally planning an alternative.
The 22 year-old has been linked to almost every club since his teens. Capable of playing anywhere across the attacking-midfield area, his versatility, combined with undoubted quality makes Mikel Oyarzabal a Guardiola signing down to a tee. Rumours are that City will pay the £68m release clause…
Mikel has played nine games in LaLiga this season, scoring 4 goals and adding on a further 3 assists; the highlight of his season being his man of the match performance against Deportivo Alavés. Two goals and an assist in sixty minutes. Not bad. However, it’s his average of two dribbles and one key pass per game that makes him a more-than adequate replacement for Sané.
What is so prominent about Mikel Oyarzabal when you watch him play is his clinicality in front of goal. For a young talent, to have that deadly of a finish in his locker is an incredible trait to have.
Whether Bilbao or The Lowry, Mikel Oyarzabal has shown his desire to move once before. The difference now: Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are calling…
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