Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has shared a Manchester City transfer update involving Udinese defender Destiny Udogie with contact made.
The Lowdown: City in left-back hunt…
Following Chelsea’s hijack of a move for Brighton star Marc Cucurella, City and manager Pep Guardiola are believed to be on the lookout for alternative left-back options.
The Premier League champions, after selling Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal, are arguably in need of cover on that side as Guardiola seeks more balance on his flanks.
Eastlands officials have reportedly cast their eyes on Anderlecht ace Sergio Gomez with reliable sources claiming that they’re currently in talks to sign the 21-year-old.
However, Gomez is not the only player City have made contact for as Di Marzio shares the latest news.
The Latest: Udogie contact made…
Indeed, the Sky journalist and reliable transfer reporter claims the Sky Blues have made an approach over signing Udogie from Udinese.
Di Marzio states that City have ‘inquired’ over the 19-year-old and are ‘on the outside’ with Brighton and Inter Milan when it comes to the race for his signature.
It is believed that Tottenham are in pole position and currently pressing for his signing.
The Verdict: No surprise…
Still only a teenager, it’s clear by Udogie’s 2021/22 performances that he is a player with huge potential.
At a very young age, he finished last season as one of Udinese’s top-four Serie A performers based off average match rating per 90, even racking up five goals and four assists as an attack-minded full back (WhoScored).
Former Udinese boss Gabriele Cioffi holds Udogie in high esteem, having called him ‘extraordinary‘, with all these factors leaving little surprise that City are now eyeing a move.
However, going by this latest update, it appears Guardiola’s side have some work to do with Spurs currently out in front.
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