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‘Big Mistake… Penalties Galore!!’ ‘Pep Is The King Of Versatile’ City Fans On Twitter Debate Fernandinho’s Position Change

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will use Fernandinho as a centre-back next season, according to reports in the local media.

The Citizens are unlikely to match Leicester’s asking price for Harry Maguire, and it means the Brazilian could be utilised in an unfamiliar role next campaign if a new centre-half isn’t signed:

Some supporters think moving Fernandinho into defence isn’t a good idea:

While others trust Guardiola’s judgement:

Fernandinho would only be the fourth choice centre-half next season if the attempts to sign Maguire do fail.

John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte will all be ahead of him in the pecking order, while Eric Garcia could also be another option that Guardiola may look to utilise if the Spaniard is up to the task.

Still, selecting a top-class holding midfielder in another position does seem to be a needless risk, considering City do have the resources to bring in another defender.