Few players in the history of Spanish club Deportivo La Coruña are as revered as Fran González. The 47-year-old, who also represented Spain at Euro 2000, played for the Galician club from 1988 until his retirement in 2005, and made over 600 appearances in total.
The legendary captain of La Coruña could now be heading to England as part of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City overhaul. According to Mundo Deportivo, González is currently considering an offer from City to join the club’s coaching staff in the lower levels (most likely meaning academy).
Daily Mail journalist Adam Crafton has information that Fran is already in Manchester, meaning this deal could be close or concluded.
Was recently told Fran's been living in Manchester for a while and been in and around City learning https://t.co/blPhUq7dxa
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) July 17, 2016
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Fran González’ son Nico is a very promising youngster training in Barcelona’s famed academy, and has received offers to join City and Real Madrid. However, even if his father has decided on a move to City, 14-year-old Fran will be remaining at the Ciutat Esportiva for the time being.