Manchester City supporters have been making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side win the Carabao Cup with a dominant 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men got past West Brom, Wolves, Leicester City, and Bristol City to reach the showpiece, and thus give the Spaniard the chance to win his first trophy since taking over at the Etihad Stadium back in 2016. And his Citizens side duly delivered at the national stadium as goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, and David Silva secured an easy win over Arsene Wenger’s well-beaten Gunners, in turn sealing a third League Cup crown for City in the last five years, as well as the first leg of a possible treble this season.
Subsequently, there have been many buoyant Citizens fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from Tuttosport (via talkSPORT), which discloses the price City will have to pay to lure defender Milan Skriniar away from Italian giants Inter Milan this summer.
The 23-year-old made the move to the San Siro back in the summer of last year and has certainly hit the ground running at the Serie A outfit, starting all 26 of their league games so far this term, and contributing four crucial goals in victories over Crotone, Sampdoria, Chievo, and Benevento along the way.
And his excellent efforts in the heart of Luciano Spalletti’s backline have reportedly attracted the interest of Guardiola’s Man City, who now know the figure they will have to stump up if they are to sign the Slovakia international this summer, namely £70 million.
But with City having paid £57 million for Aymeric Laporte during January, it remains to be seen whether they are indeed willing to break the bank again for another top-quality defender.
Landlord’s verdict: Milan Skriniar has made a wonderful start to life at Inter Milan following his summer move from Sampdoria, playing all 26 of their Serie A matches so far, netting four important goals in the process.
And it appears that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are interested in the 23-year-old centre-back, having reportedly launched a move during the January transfer window, and now the Premier League champions-elect know how much it will take to lure Skriniar away from the San Siro, namely £70 million.
And while that may appear to be a sizable sum of money, Guardiola has already spent over £280 million on bolstering his defensive ranks, and may see defensive sensation Skriniar as the ideal man to improve his backline even further.
Man City fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!