The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling positive about their prospects for the remainder of the season following a successful January transfer window.
Despite being linked with an abundance of different players from across Europe in the January window, Man City only completed one major signing last month in the shape of Aymeric Laporte who they brought to The Etihad Stadium from Athletic Bilbao. City were also busy securing signings for the future, as they welcomed Jack Harrison, Philippe Sandler and Erik Palmer-Brown to the club in transfers which went under the radar of the mainstream media.
City’s £57 million signing of Laporte was a club-record breaking deal for The Citizens, but they almost broke their own record just 24 hours later with the signing of Riyad Mahrez (valued at £27 million by Transfermarkt). The injury to Leroy Sane appeared to spark panic amongst the City hierarchy who staged a late pursuit to sign Mahrez from Leicester City on deadline day.
However, the cost of the deal proved to be a stumbling block for City for the second time in the January window after they pulled out of a deal for Alexis Sanchez for the same reason. Despite Leicester’s extortionate demands, some of the City fans are starting to believe that the signing of Mahrez is now purely a case of when and not if.
And as such, plenty of the supporters have taken to Twitter to call for City to wrap up a deal for the Algerian ace next summer.
Here’s what the City fans had to say about the potential of signing Mahrez in the future…
Hope Pep get him in the summer
— Dann (@dannmcfc) February 1, 2018
Nice we can get him for 40M in the summer
— Ice Cube (@PolycapOrina) February 1, 2018
He'll go on https://t.co/2zDrCKDkYr and we can buy him for 15 in summer
— Mistress M. Foot Fetish (@SarahBr86897328) February 1, 2018
Mahrez with man city at summer hope that
— BiLaL BahDja (@BiLaLBahDja) February 1, 2018
— Bradley (@Bradley1976) February 2, 2018
Really hope we get Mahrez in the summer. Mans a winner.
— Darren (@0161Darren) February 1, 2018
City fans need to chant “see you next season” to Mahrez at the Etihad
— SagnaBoy (@SagnaBoy) February 2, 2018
My reckoning is that we’ll sign Mahrez end of season for £55m (no need to be specific about fee)
— Lewis (@Lewisinho) February 1, 2018