A Leverkusen full-back and Kyle Walker would provide City with the perfect right-back combination

Looking at Manchester City’s squad heading into next season they do appear in need of another right-back. Kyle Walker has been a warrior for the club but does look to be at the back end of his career. The champions could do with support for their captain from last season. With that in mind, a Leverkusen full-back could be the ideal player to come in and form a lethal combination at right-back for the champions.

A player like Jeremie Frimpong could be the ideal player to provide support for Kyle Walker. Although the Leverkusen full-back is a different type of player to Walker their games could complement each other. As Walker continues to get to the tail end of his career he could benefit from playing less next season and being saved for the bigger games. He has also featured prominently for England this summer at the European Championships. There will no doubt be times when he will need to rested next season. That’s where a player like Jeremie Frimpong could come in.

Given that Frimpong is a lot younger than Walker he could give the England international the rest he needs during the season. The other factor is that Manchester City play against low defensive blocks most weeks. Frimpong could provide Kyle Walker with rest while also being an attacking option for Pep Guardiola. The Leverkusen full-back thrives going forward and could also learn from a experienced player like Kyle Walker. They do appear to be the ideal pair to rotate at right-back for Manchester City. It will depend on if City see it that way if they do move for Frimpong.

A report from Tom Gott and Ben Jacobs for 90min suggests that City will likely only move for Frimpong if Walker departs City this summer. But there is a strong case for Manchester City to have both in their squad for next season as outlined above. That could help Walker get the rest he needs and give City a dynamic attacking option in Frimpong when required. It is a tantalising prospect to ponder and one that makes perfect sense in theory.

Tags 90min Bayer Leverkusen Ben Jacobs Jeremie Frimpong Kyle Walker Manchester City Pep Guardiola Tom Gott