Pep Guardiola could be facing a battle with his former team on the transfer market.
According to reports in England and Spain, the new Manchester City boss is interested in signing Celta Vigo winger and Spanish international Nolito, who would cost around £14 million in a relatively cheap transfer in comparison to the player's capabilities.
Nolito is one of the stars of Spain's slow, yet efficient rebuild in the national team. He's not a young player (29 years old), but he is the symbol of La Roja's infusion of new talent. He became a starter ahead of Euro 2016, and has been one of the top performers in Spain's incredible group stage performance.
A player that stands out with his quickness, one-on-one skills and scoring prowess, Nolito is the perfect winger for today's game, and a type of footballer Pep Guardiola values greatly on his style of play. The current City squad doesn't have a player of Nolito's skill set, and he'd certainly be a big addition to Pep's new side.
The problem is Guardiola is not the only one interested in Nolito: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is a big fan of the player, and has asked for his signing multiple times. After failing to bringing him in on loan last January, Barça will go after Nolito again trying to sign him on a permanent deal. Celta's president has already admitted Nolito will be leaving after the Euros, and his destination will certainly be a big club.
We just need to know if it's going to be Guardiola's old or new club.