Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been lining the streets of Manchester to welcome their heroes after winning two trophies under Pep Guardiola.
The Citizens cruised to their third Premier League trophy winning 32 out of 38 games, breaking the Premier League record. Guardiola’s side also became the first side in Premier League history to register 100 points and lifted the Carabao Cup back in February. Despite their domestic success, City again failed in Europe; they were knocked out by Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Therefore, there is still room for improvement in their star-studded squad with two major signing targeted by Guardiola this summer. The latest rumours suggest the Spaniard will make an audacious attempt to lure Eden Hazard from Premier League rivals Chelsea. With the Blues missing out on Champions League football, Hazard could depart.
Valued at £90m by the Transfermarkt, City would be unstoppable if they pulled the transfer off. Hazard has netted 16 goals and notched 13 assists in all competitions this season and is widely regarded as one of the best wingers in the world. The 27-year-old would command a fee upwards of £100m which City would easily be able to afford.
With a low centre of gravity and bags of pace, the Belgian international is one of the best dribblers in the world – no one has attempted more dribbles per game in the Premier League according to WhoScored. Remarkably, he has completed 82% of his take-ons this season, highlighting his danger to defences according to Squawka.
Signing Hazard could be the final piece of the puzzle for Guardiola as he looks to secure City’s first Champions League trophy.
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