Manchester City will be keen to make a splash in this summer’s transfer window, and have already begun in ernest, with the big money signing of Monaco winger Bernard Silva for £43m.
The signing of Silva has pleased the City fans here in the Tavern, with the club acting early and the regulars here at the bar expecting plenty more incoming news over the coming months in terms of players in.
Our landlord has been spending his time this weekend having a chat about other names who the club could be linked with, and one player who he thinks could be a good shout is Barcelona man Rafinha.
The midfielder looks a class act, but often struggles to break into the Barcelona side due to the amount of quality they have. However, when he does play, he generally has a big impact on games, and is certainly someone Guardiola will know a lot about.
Man City need central midfielders, with David Silva and Yaya Toure both ageing, and Rafinha could offer a welcomed younger alternative to their current options.
If City do swoop for the midfield ace, then he will not come cheap, and Barcelona could well look to take some of City’s prize assets in return should they allow their academy product to move on.
City fans, what do you think, would Rafinha be a good signing? Let us know in the comments!