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Manchester City officials meet with German full-back's agent to discuss summer transfer - Report

Henrichs has reportedly become a priority for Guardiola...

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Manchester City have met at Kölner Maritim-Hotel in Germany with agent Ali Bulut to discuss a possible transfer for his client Benjamin Henrichs. It is reported that the Sky Blues contacted Henrichs’ agent in January, but a move was blocked at the time as he believed his client’s current club, Bayer Leverkusen, was the best place for him at the time.

Henrichs, who just turned 20 last Thursday, plays mainly in the right-back role but can also play as a left-back or even in midfield. He has already played for Germany on a senior level at his young age and made 28 appearances for Leverkusen.

City’s interest in the youthful defender has seemingly strengthened as current options Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna appear likely to depart from City this summer.

Henrichs is an immensely exciting prospect and could thrive under a world class manager such as Pep Guardiola should he make the move to the Etihad. A rumored fee has not yet been released, but it should not be an issue considering the club’s history of spending largely.

It is very likely that this transfer will be completed next summer as talks are beginning so early. It is obvious that City’s interest in the German is high and they will make him one of their top priorities in the quickly approaching transfer window.