Ah yes, another week, another transfer rumor. The news never stops. With updates of who’s outbound from City and who could be inbound this Summer, here is our roundup:
-Sammy Lee of Goal reported: “The Premier League club planned to bring in a new left-back this summer but have now prioritized other areas, leaving them to rely on the Frenchman Manchester City’s decision not to pursue a new left-back this summer will place an even greater emphasis on the fitness and fortunes of the increasingly erratic Benjamin Mendy.”
Mendy staying is good for the Frenchman if he can stay healthy.
-The Brazilian fullback seems to be with one foot out of the Sky Blues with many reports saying he has struck a deal with Inter Milan. He would leave seeking more playing time.
-The Argentine CB is reportedly also unhappy about playing time and could seek new pastures. With Valencia and one unnamed Spanish club circling it seems Nico could leave this summer as well.
-The Chilean has been told reportedly to find a new team amid an exodus of older City players who search for playing time. This one has been brewing for a while and his departure seems imminent.
The Portuguese player has had a fascinating and great season and it’s why he has attracted interest from Barcelona. But, I’d put this one at no chance of happening given how much Pep loves him, unless Pep were to leave, which is highly unlikely.
-The German midfielder has had a moment of doubt and is seriously considering re-signing with City. The question had been whether Ilkay will stay at City by signing an extension or if City will sell him this Summer as to not lose out on him for free. I expect some news on this player soon.
-Coincidentally, Bruno Fernandes who is a similar player to Bernardo is the latest player linked with City. Reports peg the price the Sporting player would cost 50 Million Pounds, which is hefty for a player of his relative experience.
-The Spanish midfielder has a long linked player to join City. Read more of about the potential deal here.
Pep Guardiola has reportedly identified Strasbourg defender Kenny Lala as a summer transfer target.— Superbia Proelia (@SuperbiaProeIia) May 2, 2019
Guardiola is hoping to increase his overall squad depth and Lala could be the ideal first summer signing, who is reported to cost around £12.8 million.
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Saul and Thomas Partey
-Last one is a double rumor that City have been chasing a trio of Atletico Madrid stars and want to sign at least one. While Rodri is the priority any of these two would be a top backup plan.
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