Manchester City star ruled out for rest of Copa America due to injury
According to a report by Manchester evening news, Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera will miss the rest of the Copa America after suffering an injury.
Yangel Herrera, 23, missed Venezuela’s opener of the Copa America tournament against Brazil, but returned in the second game against Colombia as a substitute after the break. It was then that the defensive midfielder suffered a minor fracture to his right tibia, as Venezuela and Colombia went goalless in a Group A meeting in Guyana on Thursday.
Herrera’s injury is yet another blow to Jose Peseiro’s team who have already been severely hampered by a Covid-19 outbreak.
A 2-2 draw with Ecuador on Monday, with Ronald Hernandez scoring the tying goal in stoppage time, leaves Jose Peseiro’s Venezuela fourth in the Group A table.
Returning to Yangel Herrera, he is one of the many players Manchester City are set to sell this summer.
The 23-year-old defensive midfielder has yet to play for Manchester City after joining Atletico Venezuela in January 2017. He has since been loaned out to New York, Huesca and Granada.
The Venezuela international returned to City earlier this summer after impressing on a two-year loan from Granada in La Liga. He has made 62 appearances in the last two La Liga campaigns combined, impressing with his assists, tough tackles and his sense of purpose for Granada.
Now a much improved and more complete midfielder, Herrera remaining at City next season is not yet fully written off, Manchester evening news Claim.
However, with Fernandinho set to extend his time at the Etihad Stadium for one more season and the Sky Blues keen to sign Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish, the Venezuelan will likely struggle to break into the starting XI. Pep Guardiola due to the stiff competition in the midfield department.
Manchester City won’t be up against Herrera if a club hits their £ 20million price tag as the English champions aim to raise funds to tackle a few of their key areas in the squad, The report concludes.
As it stands, Guardiola and City can only hope that the starting international-serving midfielder’s latest injury is not a serious injury that prevents them from selling him during the summer transfer window.