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Samuel Umtiti would be a world-class addition to Manchester City’s back-line

Samuel Umtiti would be a world-class addition to Manchester City’s back-line

Champions of England. That sounds familiar doesn’t it? Manchester City have become the first team in ten years to win back-to-back Premier League trophies and their fans are quite rightly elated.

198 points have been accumulated across the two seasons where Pep Guardiola has won the title, a testament to him and his team’s quality of performances.

With the almighty pressure that Liverpool put on Manchester City throughout the entire season, it really was a remarkable title win that will be remembered for some time.

Though with Pep in charge, City don’t tend to dwell too much and instead will likely spend big yet again during the summer transfer window.

When trying to think of improvements that could possibly be made to Man City’s team, it really is a tough ask but their centre-back options could be bettered with the arrival of Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti.

The World Cup winner, (who is valued at £63 million on Transfermarkt) is well and truly out of favour with Barcelona nowadays, after making just 14 La Liga appearances this season. Indeed, a player of his quality just sat on the bench is simply unthinkable and Manchester City (who were touted as a potential landing spot by CalcioMercato in March) could quickly change that.

The 25-year-old is soon to reach his prime years as a footballer and alongside fellow Frenchman Aymeric Laporte, the two could form a fantastic partnership together. Of course, many City fans will still be replaying Vincent Kompany’s crucial goal back in their heads after winning the title, but his age is a slight issue.

Even John Stones has fallen out of favour this season, after all.

Umtiti on-form would be considered as one of the best centre-backs in the world and with almost unlimited funds, Man City could make little to no effort in his capture.

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