Manchester City, under Pep Guardiola, were able to win their fifth Premier League title last term. The Sky Blues aim to retain the title next season as well. Hence, Pep and co are looking to add some valuable players to their side. City have a handful of names on their list who they are keen to sign.
One such player is Denis Zakaria of Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Swiss footballer has been impressive in Germany since his arrival in 2017. Zakaria has also impressed the footballing world with his top game for the Switzerland midfield.
However, Manchester City are not alone in the race to sign Zakaria. Arsenal are also keen to sign the midfielder and have already shown their interest in him. The north London side did not have a great season last term. But hope to make a comeback this term with fresh signings.
Zakaria is reportedly keen to make an exit from Mönchengladbach. Hence, the PL duo may contact Zakaria’s agent in the coming days. With just 12 months left on his contract, the player will come on a low fee as well. The destination of the player will depend on the offer the clubs make.
Grealish move already “done” – Goater.
Pep Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Jack Grealish. The midfielder was able to up his game last term for Aston Villa and got the attention of many. As a result, Manchester City are keen to sign the playmaker this term to add more flare to their midfield.
However, there has not been any official news on City signing Grealish. But Manchester City legend Shaun Goater feels the deal is already done, via MEN Sports. City are reportedly willing to spare £100m for the Aston Villa ace. The sum seems big enough for Aston Villa to reach a deal with Manchester City.
Signing a player like Jack Grealish will be a huge boost for the already strong City lineup. Shaun Goater feels that a deal has already reached personally. Hence his claim that the deal is done. Grealish too will surely be happy to play at one of the best sides in the PL.
However, we are unlikely to hear any official updates until Euro 202o finishes. England will clash against Italy on the 12th of July. Whatever the outcome may be for we may see City make a move for the playmaker in the coming weeks.
Manchester City are looking for a striker.
After the departure of Sergio Aguero, City are on the hunt for a striker. Manchester City did express their interest in Tottenham’s Harry Kane. But Spurs are reportedly against the idea of selling Kane. City are still tailing the Englishman, but they are also considering other options.
Barcelona ace Antoine Griezmann is also linked to Manchester City. The Catalans were not keen to let go of Griezmann this term. But they have to sell their highly paid players to lower their wage bills. Hence, City are currently focusing on the situation around Griezmann as well.
Shaun Goater feels that Manchester City must focus on younger players. As they will be able to play longer for the club. Hence he is urging City to make a move for stars like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
But as of now, the two top players on City’s list is Harry Kane and Antoine Griezmann. The duo are great finishers and have great work rates. With Tottenham not too keen to sell Kane, City may turn their focus to Griezmann. We may see some developments in the coming days.