Plenty of Manchester City fans have been left perplexed by the club’s reported pursuit of Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo.
According to Barca Universal, several Spanish media outlets have claimed that the Portugal right-back has reached a personal agreement with the Premier League champions, with the update shared by @City_Xtra on Twitter.
Nelson Semedo has already reached a 'personal agreement' with #ManCity, after negotiating with the Premier League club for 'a few weeks'.
— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) May 13, 2020
Earlier this week, Sport had claimed [via Sport Witness] that “everything indicates” that the 26-year-old will move to the Etihad Stadium, having also been courted by Pep Guardiola last summer. Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport reported that Semedo could be involved in a three-way transfer which would see him replace Inter-bound Joao Cancelo in Manchester.
Semedo, who has made 111 appearances for Barcelona and is valued at £28.8m by TransferMarkt, could potentially become the third right-back in Guardiola’s squad if Cancelo remains at the club, with Kyle Walker the current first choice in that position.
In contrast to the plethora of full-back options, Manchester City’s centre-back depth is sparse – they currently have four players in that area but two (Aymeric Laporte and John Stones) have been blighted by injuries this season, Nicolas Otamendi is now 32 and Eric Garcia remains inexperienced at top-flight level.
Do you think Man City should try to sign Nelson Semedo?
These Manchester City fans weren’t exactly jubilant at reading the reports about Semedo – some questioned by Guardiola seems to be prioritising him over a centre-back. Scroll down through the feedback from some City supporters below:
This club is killing me…. https://t.co/EfEp6mW4t9
— PL IS FIXED (@its_tha_mob) May 13, 2020
— Andrew Navarrette 🇧🇼 (@andrewnmcfc) May 13, 2020
Another Right Back with @kylewalker2 & Cancelo already there..
No we don’t want
— RAHUL.R (@i_m_rahul_r) May 14, 2020
No plz cb is priority
— Shawn (@Cityzenbybirth) May 13, 2020
How many fullbacks do we need?
— 999 Kung Agüero 🇸🇪 (@KungAgueroWRLD) May 14, 2020
Man City fans, do you think Semedo should be a transfer priority this summer or is there a need for him at the club? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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