Manchester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern are thrilled with their side’s transfer business this summer.
Regarding money spent, Manchester City has been one of the most active teams in the transfer market, and our landlord believes that they should look to utilise their financial muscle to entice another defender to the Etihad Stadium.
Despite the infectious excitement and promise that Pep Guardiola’s appointment invigorated, City were unable to finish the season with silverware, with fans and pundits alike viewing their defence as the team’s weak link. Credit to Guardiola and City’s transfer executives, they identified the defence as an area that requires urgent attention, and they’ve intervened accordingly. Danilo, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy have all been acquired to strengthen Guardiola’s options at wing-back, and our landlord believes they should target one more defender before the conclusion of the transfer window.
Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk is seemingly poised to depart the Saints this summer, or else rot in the reserves, and Pep Guardiola should be primed and ready to seize upon his potential availability. The Dutchman is a defender of great repute who has excelled during his time on the South Coast. His intercepting ability is a fundamental component of his game, and his dominance while participating in aerial duels is undeniably brilliant.
The 26-year-old is entirely comfortable with the ball at his feet, which suits the style of football that Guardiola is looking to implement at Manchester City. Our landlord believes he should do everything in his power to certify that Van Dijk becomes a City player this summer.
City fans, do you agree? Let us know!