Manchester City’s promising goalkeeper Aro Muric has been named on UEFA’s ’50 for the future’ list of young players who could be big news by the end of 2019.
The 20-year-old has benefited from a season-wrecking injury to Claudio Bravo by becoming City’s number two goalkeeper, allowing him to play in the Carabao Cup, and he was the hero as the Blues beat Leicester in a penalty shootout to reach the semi-final.
The 6’6″ shot-stopper recently pledged his international future to Kosovo after representing Montenegro at under-21 level, making his Kosovo debut in a UEFA Nations League match against Azerbaijan in November.
Muric was loaned to Dutch partner club NAC Breda last summer, but after just one appearance on loan had to be called back due to Bravo’s injury. The youngster is highly thought of at the Etihad Stadium and also by UEFA’s experts, who have named him as one of the 50 youngsters to watch this year.
Aro could feature again this weekend when City enter the FA Cup with a third round home tie against Championship struggles Rotherham United.