Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is thought to be keen on a new central defensive pairing as he prepares to embark on his first campaign in the Premier League.
The City faithful who can regularly be found drinking here in the Transfer Tavern are desperate to see the ex-Barcelona boss strengthen the team at the back, with several claiming that their inability to defend cost them the title last season.
Our landlord has spotted an intriguing article in the Manchester Evening News, which claims City are preparing moves for Everton defender John Stones and Athletic Bilbao youngster Aymeric Laporte this summer.
The signing of the duo could cost City around £85 million in transfer fees but with both defenders stars of the future, the Citizens could look to secure the duo ahead of their best years.
One Manchester City fan is sat waiting for this evening’s Euro 2016 games to begin here in the Tavern and he thinks both players will be good signings for the club, stating that a more solid back four is a must if the club are to regain the Premier League title.
Manchester City fans, would you welcome these players to the club? Who else should the club look to sign this summer?