The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern want to sign a centre back – either this January or in the summer. There is a lack of strength in depth in that department.
Manchester City currently have a few options at the back. Nicolas Otamendi is a regular under Pep Guardiola and Vincent Kompany and John Stones rotate in the other centre half slot when fit. Eliaquim Mangala plays occasionally but Guardiola seems to want to upgrade on him.
This search has linked them with Jonny Evans but there is a new name on the lips of the Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern today. According to The Sun, Manchester City want to sign Harry Maguire.
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is enjoying a tremendous season since his summer move from Hull City. And this has convinced Guardiola to prepare a £50m bid for the defender.
The 24-year-old has earned Guardiola’s admiration and a big money deal could be on the table now. The England international’s burgeoning reputation is growing game by game and he is expected to be one of Gareth Southgate’s defenders when he announces his World Cup squad for this summer.
Harry Maguire is still very young and he looks solid and composed at the back as well as being comfortable on the ball. He ticks all the boxes for Pep Guardiola and his game could be taken to the next level at Manchester City. But for the meantime – at least until the summer – he should remain at Leicester.
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