Juanma Lillo – standing in for the absent Pep Guardiola this weekend – has been boosted by the availability of two stars in his Manchester City squad.
Manchester City’s head coach will be absent for the trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon, as he recovers from emergency back surgery in Barcelona, and is not expected to return until after the upcoming international break.
As such, his trusted assistant Juanma Lillo will be taking charge of all first-team training sessions in the meantime, and assuming touchline responsibilities against the Premier League newcomers, and against Fulham at the Etihad Stadium before the break.
Lillo – who returned to the club this summer after taking up a managerial role with Al Sadd – has been boosted by the availability of two stars to his Manchester City squad ahead of the weekend, including a new face to the club as a whole.
According to the information of reputable X user FPLMaineRoad, Bernardo Silva will return for Manchester City this weekend and will be available for the game against Sheffield United after missing the last couple of matches through illness.
Furthermore, it is also revealed that Jeremy Doku has finalised his Manchester City transfer from Stade Rennais, and has been registered in time for the weekend’s fixtures, with only an official club announcement now remaining.
Doku arrives at the Etihad Stadium with a reputation for being a handful for opposition defenders, and is widely expected to offer a very different dimension to Pep Guardiola’s systems in comparison to the existing roster of wide forwards.
Manchester City reached an agreement with Ligue 1 side Rennes earlier this week for the Belgium international, having negotiated a transfer fee in the region of €65 million.
City remain active in the ongoing summer transfer window however, and are currently intensifying their interest in Wolves’ Portuguese international central midfielder Matheus Nunes, following Kevin De Bruyne’s long-term injury sustained against Burnley.
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