After witnessing his side face a rather unceremonious exit from Euro 2016 at the hands of Antonio Conte’s Italy, newly acquired Manchester City man – Nolito – simply has it all to prove within the Premier League next season.
The former Barcelona and Benfica wide-man served to set the Spanish La Liga alight last term via a series of impressive performances with Celta de Vigo. He may have only set his notoriously wealthy new employers back close to £13 million in recent weeks, but even that seemingly won’t stop some Manchester City fans from feeling the transfer-fuelled excitement this summer.
Many have since expressed their sheer joy at the recent Nolito capture…
— mbaakanyi (@mbax03) 2 July 2016
…even if his transfer could indeed signal less than promising news for a few other high profile wingers still trying to make a name for themselves at the Etihad…
Tbh Raheem Sterling should've stay in Liverpool, now that Nolito and Gundogan is in Man City and competition is getting tougher..
— عزيزان (@AzizanAkmal) 3 July 2016
Some Euro 2016 onlookers have nonetheless cast a shade of doubt over the recent move…
Nolito will flop at Man City, next season he will be sharing the bench with Bony.
— ㅤJ. (@HoiIett) 4 July 2016
…especially as Nolito has seemingly just burst onto the scene after a largely uneventful few years at the top…
When is Pep going to act in the transfer market?
Gundogan is a great signing. Nolito average.
— John Raphael (@RaphaelJohn13) 3 July 2016
Manchester United also have reason to brush aside Nolito’s potential influence among the Premier League next season…
— ḥm.f Ỉmn-ḥtp kȝ km.t (@MajestyKagiso) 1 July 2016
…yet even in light of a few clear shortcomings, surely the fiery Spanish international is bound to excite sooner rather than later…
Nolito is a good signing. Man knows Pep's system,is a creative player and has great end product. But he's weak as hell tbh
— Äbdül (@Flaminiesta) 1 July 2016
So then, whilst the former Barcelona man could possibly flop within the grandest circumstances possible in 2016/17…
— Oliver Gladwood (@OliverGladwood) 1 July 2016
…on the back of his strong performances at Euro 2016, such an outcome seems somewhat unlikely in the end…
— Sumeet Katariya (@sumeetkatariya) 1 July 2016
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