This summer will be an important one for talented Manchester City left-back Angeliño, who is coming off an impressive year at NAC Breda which saw him named in both the Voetbal International and official Eredivisie Team of the Season for 2017/18.
Angeliño, 21, is under contract at the Etihad Stadium until June 2019 and between them, he and the club must decide whether to renew his deal or, like his friend Pablo Maffeo, who joined VfB Stuttgart for €10million recently, allow him to continue his career elsewhere.
Unlike Maffeo, who had two expensive natural right-backs ahead of him in the form of Kyle Walker and Danilo, there may be a slight opening for Angeliño, with Benjamin Mendy the only natural left-back in Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad. However, the excellent form of Fabian Delph, commendable performances of Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Danilo’s ability to play on the left or right mean it would still be a difficult task for the young Spaniard to break through.
If Angeliño was to leave the club, there will be no shortage of suitors. According to Eindhovens Dagblad, there is plenty of interest in the skillful attacking left-back, including from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, who are looking to reinforce their full-back positions.
PSV’s interest in Angeliño isn’t new, with sporting director Marcel Brands, who has now joined Everton, saying in January that the club had asked City about him, but been priced out with a valuation between €10million (£8.7million) and €15million (£13.1million).
The big question is, with their interest continuing, can PSV meet City’s asking price? With 12 months left on his deal, PSV may see an opportunity to sign Angeliño and for less than €10million due to his contract situation. This would depend on if any other interested parties make superior rival offers.
A crucial summer for the career of Angeliño lies ahead – will he stay or go?
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