One of the revelations in Ligue 1 this season, Wylan Cyprien will unfortunately not be playing anymore football this season.
The 22-year-old Nice midfielder was operated on Tuesday afternoon after suffering a complete ACL rupture against Caen last Friday after landing awkwardly from a header.
With many expecting his rehabilitation to take somewhere between 6-9 months, the player might have to wait an extra season before getting a transfer away from Nice, despite many clubs, including Manchester City, impressed by his performances this season.
Previous reports from France and Italy suggested Liverpool and Sunderland were interested, but Le10 Sport claim this month that Pep Guardiola’s club made an approach for the midfielder over the past few weeks, with a view to a transfer in the summer.
Unfortunately for the French magazine, they published this just before Cyprien got injured, and it now seems very unlikely the midfielder will be completing any medicals over the next transfer window.
With technology constantly advancing and the specific care footballers receive, there’s every chance Cyprien will return to his best next season, but considering this is a total rupture of the ACL, and not just a partial tear, there’s always the possibility the player loses some of his former ability.
It seems Manchester City’s scouting team will be one of many keeping an eye on Cyprien’s recovery.