According to the Scottish Sun, Kilmarnock are weighing up a loan move for Manchester City youngster Paolo Fernandes.
The 20-year-old Spaniard is a midfielder, who most recently played for NAC Breda in the Eredivisie. Most of the minutes Fernandes has had have came from experience with the Manchester City youth sides.
Is he any good? Is he Killie standard? We try and give you the lowdown on Angelo Alessio’s reported target.
Manchester City have a potential star, Fernandes is Killie quality
Fernandes looks like a player. Given the sheer star quality the Citizens have, it’ll be hard for him to get near Pep Guardiola’s squad. He does looks like a future star though who could fulfill his undoubted potential, either at the Etihad or elsewhere.
What’s he like then? Well Fernandes likes to move about the central area of the park. He’ll drift out a wide a bit before sending a killer pass over the top of the defence.
His passing range is excellent. The Spaniard is just as comfortable playing it five yards as he is sending the ball 60 yards diagonally.
He has quick feet and agility. When he turns, the ball seems to stick to his feet. Not only that, but when Fernandes moves with the ball, he’s extremely quick, whilst also retaining possession.
Fernandes is a technical player. What he lacks in physicality is made up for with his ability on the ball. Skills, passing range and an eye for goal from distance, this could be a very good Killie signing.
Alessio would need to iron out the raw parts of his game. His experience has came from youth games for the most part, so it’d be interesting to see if Fernandes could take his potential into the senior game.
The verdict? Alessio should try and get a loan deal sorted. The 20-year-old could be an excellent number 10 for the Rugby Park side.