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Forget Thiago: Guardiola should target Weigl to improve Manchester City’s midfield

Forget Thiago: Guardiola should target Weigl to improve Manchester City’s midfield

Jorginho’s transfer from Napoli to Chelsea has left Manchester City in limbo.

The Brazilian-born Italy international had been Pep Guardiola’s primary target to strengthen midfield, but his decision to head to Stamford Bridge has given the Manchester City boss something to think about.

The Breakdown

Since missing out on Jorginho, Manchester City have turned their attention towards Mateo Kovacic, Miralem Pjanic and Thiago, although Goal reports a move for either player in this moment of time is unlikely due to what their respective clubs are demanding.

TEAMtalk, however, have suggested that Guardiola has told his bosses at the Etihad to go after Thiago now.

Thiago, who worked under Guardiola at both Bayern Munich and Barcelona, would be a fantastic signing for Manchester City.

If, though, for whatever reason a deal cannot be agreed for the Spain international, then Guardiola should consider another option from the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl, who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, would fit like a glove in the Spaniard’s team.

The German has earned comparisons to Sergio Busquets due to his efficiency in recycling possession, while he is also capable of distributing accurate long balls towards the wing for overlapping full-backs to run onto.

At the age of 22 and with his ability, Dortmund will hope for Weigl to be the maestro at the base of their midfield for years to come, making any potential deal a difficult one.

But as the Bundesliga outfit have shown in the past, every player has a price. And whatever Weigl’s is, Manchester City should at least consider the idea of paying of it.

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