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Manchester City would be set for years if they add Gaya to their left-back options

Manchester City would be set for years if they add Gaya to their left-back options

As things stand, Manchester City are in for a quiet end to the transfer window.

The Premier League champions have signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in a club-record deal, but have failed to add to that after being beaten by Chelsea to the signature of midfielder Jorginho.

Manchester City have since been linked with the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Miralem Pjanic and Thiago.

However, the club have appeared to baulk at the valuations of the above players (via Goal) and manager Pep Guardiola could now withhold his plans to sign a midfielder until the next transfer window.

As well as a midfielder, Manchester City could also do with a new left-back, and they would be heading into the new season in a much stronger position if they brought one in.

Fabian Delph performed well in the position as a makeshift for the injured Benjamin Mendy but, in the long run, the England international is not the solution.

With that in mind, the Citizens should consider a move for the promising Jose Gaya.

Gaya, who is valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, is an attacking full-back capable of delivering accurate crosses into the box.

The 23-year-old loves bombing down the left flank as often as he can, but has the pace to recover and get back into position.

Gaya, at times, can be a bit too aggressive and reckless with his tackling as his 11 yellow cards from the previous La Liga season shows.

But with his potential and under a coach like Guardiola, the Spaniard could be crafted into one of the best left-backs in the world and is well worth pursuing.

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