The fact that we have been linked with Europe’s in – form left winger is not a surprise at all. It’s not been even four months since his arrival at Napoli and Kvaratskhelia has already turned the heads of various top clubs around Europe. The talk is that Real Madrid and PSG are also interested in landing this top talent from Napoli. The competition is going to be very stiff, but we are right now in a position where we can secure top talents by defeating clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona. Honestly, gone are those days when we would fear the lure of your Real Madrid and Barcelona. We have made a mark for ourselves in the transfer market which the top clubs now fear.
Kvaratskhelia is an explosive winger with electric pace and acceleration. He loves running at the defenders and taking them on. This is one attribute that we have missed this season. Specially when Grealish and Mahrez have played on either wings, it has become so predictable for the opposition to defend. The advantage with Kvaratskhelia is that he is superb at finishing as well. This is one attribute that Sterling did not have and it cost us in the big matches.
It is not just pace, but Kvaratskhelia also has excellent ball control and great technique. In fact he is very confident and dynamic when running with the ball. You can see the hunger in his eyes to destroy the opposition defenders. Add to all these things he also has superb dribbling ability. In a way, we have not had a winger having all these qualities since the days of Leroy Sane.
They say that his apparent weakness is just his discipline. That is understandable considering that he is just 21 years of age. But, whenever I have watched him, I feel that his positional sense could be still improved. Of course, Guardiola will also improve other aspects of his game and turn him into a potential superstar. His decision making is also suspect some times, but again when you have so much pace, you can sometimes be drawn into the thinking that you can beat anybody that comes your way. Pep will surely work on this as well and make him much better.
Stand Out Quality
Despite all his pace and acceleration, versatility is his one stand out quality. It is due to this versatility that I am convinced Pep will want to go all out for him. he can play in all the positions across the front 3. When you also add the versatility of Foden to this, we have a deadly combination in the making. I am so looking forward to Kvaratskhelia joining Foden and Haaland in the front 3. What a devastating Combination those 3 would make.
Signing Kvaratskhelia could be the perfect gift we could give to our world class midfield. Kvaratskhelia would not only add pace to the front line, but he would stretch defenses even more, specially when they are looking to defend narrow. Breaking down narrow defenses has sometimes been a worry this season and the arrival of a world class midfielder would go a long way in solving that