The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their club’s six-man shortlist for a new winger. Pep Guardiola wants to bring in a new wingman to ease the pressure on both Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane as they prepare to defend their Premier League crown. According to The Daily Mail, Leon Bailey, Justin Kluivert, Eden Hazard, Christian Pulisic, Riyad Mahrez and Gelson Martins are all on the club’s list.
Leon Bailey, Riyad Mahrez, Eden Hazard, Justin Kluivert, Christian Pulisic and Gelson Martins are all under discussion at Manchester City with Pep Guardiola wanting to add one more attacker to his squad. [Daily Mail] pic.twitter.com/ao0yc0Gi82
— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 8, 2018
The Citizens propping our bar up all have a good idea of who they really want, who’s realistic and who they don’t want from the six-man target list. Eden Hazard has emerged as an overriding favourite amongst the fans, although with the Belgian currently plying his trade at Chelsea, one of City’s biggest Premier League rivals, it’s hard to see the Sky Blues recruiting Hazard in the summer, with Real Madrid a much more likely destination.
The most likely player on that list to be paying at The Etihad next season is Leicester City’s wantaway wide-man, Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian almost made a sensational swap in January, although the clubs couldn’t come to an agreement over the fee for the player, with a summer move now being much more likely. Although if Mahrez doesn’t move it wouldn’t be a surprise to see any of the others end up in Manchester, with most players of today’s generation desperate to play under a manager of Pep Guardiola’s calibre.
You can read our local City fans’ thoughts on their six-man shortlist here:
If we sign Hazard we'll win the treble
— Shelby Limited (@mancityfutball) May 8, 2018
As an American you have no idea how much I want to see Pulisic play for Pep Guardiola
— Nick Fields (@fieldsbengals) May 8, 2018
Eden Hazard please.
— We are finishing 5th (@Citysbs) May 8, 2018
MAHREZ DEFINITELY, WE WANT EXPERIENCE ATTACKER NOT ANOTHER @sterling7
— andy kheng (@akengszz) May 8, 2018
Please get pulisic. He'll be unstoppable under pep.
— Ahsan Ahmed (@AhmedSony019111) May 8, 2018
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Take Mahrez, treat him well
— Luke (@Lukesxrs) May 8, 2018