The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern couldn’t be happier at the moment. The Citizens are still flying in the Premier League, and Pep Guardiola is beginning to look destined to secure his first English crown. It’s no less than they deserve, of course, having taken England by storm this season.
However, despite their near-perfect start to the campaign, it appears as though the Spaniard is far from done as he looks to complete his puzzle at the Etihad – with big changes still being plotted.
According to the Times, Guardiola is set to meet members of the Man City brass, consisting of Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, this week as he looks to plot his side’s transfer strategy for the month. The main topic of discussion, it is said, will be Alexis Sanchez – with the club still yet to decide whether a move will be made for the Chilean prior to the summer.
Sanchez’s contract at Arsenal expires next summer, of course, and so a free transfer could be made come July, but with Man City still fighting on four fronts, the prospect of a quadruple could well entice the club to make a move now.
Though Man City’s attack is full of strength and quality, Sanchez is one of Europe’s best, and he developed significantly under Guardiola when they were last together at Barcelona.
Arsenal will, of course, be hesitant to do a deal, especially given that Man City won’t want to spend much given Sanchez’s current contract standing, but this has all the makings of a January saga – in a repeat of the summer deadline day dramas last year.
Guardiola’s squad is near-perfect, and the prospect of adding Sanchez to it makes this news a frightening prospect for rival fans.
Sanchez, though he hasn’t been at his best this year, is clearly a fantastic player, and whilst Man City’s attack has been stellar this season, he’d take it to another level.
It is quickly looking like he will be a Man City player eventually, but it just remains to be seen when that will happen.
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