Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken to RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol ahead of the player’s potential move to the Etihad, according to reports in France.
It has been claimed that the Citizens are prepared to pay up to €110m (£94m) for the Croatian international, with a 20% sell-on clause, and things have already reached the stage where Guardiola has got involved.
Supporters on Twitter are very surprised to hear that City are going all out to sign Gvardiol, with many very sceptical about the source for the story:
Didn’t see this coming wow
— Emir🇸🇪 (@FodenCTID) December 13, 2022
Not true. Simple as that☠
— 𝕷𝖚𝖖𝖒𝖆𝖓 𝕺𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖆𝖑 (@luqman_ofcl) December 13, 2022
We already have 5 central defenders
— manisyours (@mrserotonin1975) December 13, 2022
— 𝖒𝖔𝖘𝖙 𝖍𝖆𝖙𝖊𝖉 (@officialmpho__) December 13, 2022
Id take him at lb
— Štěpán (@MCFCOK47) December 13, 2022
This is a blatant lie
— Harvey 🇨🇲 (@Harveyabiams) December 13, 2022
Is it me or is this not a bit bizarre considering the centre backs at City. Ake, Akanji, Dias, Stones and Laporte are all playing well. Genuinely find the link baffling
— FPL Smash (@Chrismartin1984) December 13, 2022
This is fake the Club is not going to buy another Center Back while they already have 5 players in that position.
— Static〽️🌪 (@THATKINGXT) December 13, 2022
why do we need another cb 😭😭
— 🇳🇴👑 (@JamesMa35737974) December 13, 2022
It’s probably wise to be cautious about these latest claims. Respected sources in England and Germany have not confirmed that City have made a formal approach so fans are right to raise an eyebrow.
While Gvardiol is an outstanding young prospect, the Premier League champions are not exactly short of centre-backs, so shelling out a club-record fee would be a massive surprise.
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