Manchester City left-back Angelino left the club in the summer of 2018 to join PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands and after a year almost to the day, he returned for a fee believed to be in the region of £10.8m as reported by Transfermarkt.co.uk.
The Spaniard being the latest in a long line of full-backs that have come through the doors at the Etihad Stadium since Pep Guardiola took over.
Does Angelino have a future at Manchester City?
Having watched him play on multiple occasions since his return these supporters have been far from impressed by his performances.
Not good enough, but better than mendy at the moment.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) December 8, 2019
Good going forward ( better than Mendy ) but needs to sort out his positioning defensively.
— BRG_21LVA (@Robert_RS7_) December 8, 2019
He’s not good enough As simple as that
— Mick Roberts (@ragbaiter) December 8, 2019
Nope. Looks to me like League one is his level.
— Timmy O’Connell (@Timmyharlowblue) December 9, 2019
No – he’s the slowest 21 year old I’ve seen also really poor defensively, keeps letting the winger sneak into space or past him. Shame, as I was so happy when he came back too but it just isn’t working out.
— Ryan Schofield (@RYANDIDCOT) December 8, 2019
— Josh Chapman (@JoshMCFCctid) December 8, 2019
What do we think?
Angelino has struggled, particularly defensively when called upon this season, but in fairness to the young Spaniard, so have the rest of the team. Individually, his performances have left a lot to be desired but the reason he has been in the side recently is due to the poor form and the worrying injury record of Benjamin Mendy.
The general consensus would be that Angelino has a lot to learn and could, perhaps, develop into a very useful full-back in the years to come but his at times below-par performances should not deter from the fact he was never intended to be the first choice – not yet anyway.