According to the Daily Mail, Premier League champions Manchester City plan £200m summer splurge as Pep targets Rodri, Luka Jovic, Matthijs De Ligt and Houssem Aouar.
As if Manchester City weren’t brimming with enough talent already, Pep Guardiola is planning to make moves for as many as four new faces to ensure that his side stay way ahead of their rivals in next year’s race for the Premier League title.
The Spaniard reportedly intends to “freshen up” his current squad with a defender, two midfielders and a striker on the agenda, and with one eye on European glory next year, we do not doubt that the £200million pot he has apparently been given will be spent in full. Imagine. Just imagine being a City fan knowing your title-winning side is only going to get better. What a thing, hey.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri is a key target, with City all too aware that their current defensive rock Fernandinho hit the ripe of age of 34 this month (though he is like a fine wine, only getting better with age).
City’s sporting direction Txiki Begiristain apparently made a personal check on Rodri recently, whose release clause sits at a cool £60million.
Luka Jovic is a name on pretty much every top club’s agenda, including Real Madrid, having impressed to no end this season with current club Frankfurt.
There have been murmurs about Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt’s prospective move away from Ajax with Manchester City in the mix, but Guardiola admits the Sky Blues could struggle to compete with the pulling power of Barcelona, who have already pipped them to Frenkie de Jong this summer.
On the subject of creative midfielders, Houssem Aouar impressed many as Lyon shone during the Champions League group games, and City could make him one of their key signings this summer should Ilkay Gundogan depart.
Whatever happens, City fans can sit comfortably on the knowledge that their club are pulling out all the stops this summer to ensure that their dominance over English football continues for the foreseeable future.
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