Manchester City are rumored for many targets this Summer window with Pep having requested a near total squad overhaul.
Let’s take a look at some players recently linked to City.
The forward is a rumored target who Pep would love to have. City have no real competition and if Pep can and wants to woo him this move is possible. Likely? Of course not, but recent reports of unhappiness in Spain can be the catalyst for the move. The move would come as a free transfer given Messi can essentially opt out this summer. Probability, 10%
City according to various Euro based reports, have looked at Lautaro as a possible replacement to Gabriel Jesus should he leave. Having his compatriot in Aguero serve as a leader/mentor before taking full charge could be enticing. The move would not be easy probably costing 80-100 Million Euros, but Lautaro is a player of much skill and could be worth it. He is one of the premier strikers in Europe. City would compete with Barcelona and Juventus for the deal. Probability, 20%
City while they have the funds needed to convince the player. Of use he could be, with City having a rotating door of players in defense and he would be a lock down center back. The sticking point would be the players wishes and whether he wants to come or not. Reports have floated the deal at either a switch plus cash with Joao Cancelo going to Inter or a fee of upowards of 75 Million Euros. Probability, 50%
Those are the three big rumored names for Summer’s window. Here are some quick hit notes on some players for the Summer window.
Kylian Mbappe- rumors have began regarding the young French phenom moving clubs and City along with Real Madrid are his rumored top teams. Probability, 5%
Kalidou Koulibaly- One of Italy’s best center backs and has been among City’s biggest transfer targets could finally have the move done this Summer with the turmoil going on at Napoli. Probability, 50%
Edson Alvarez and Lisandro Martinez- Two International center backs on Ajax who can play in midfield have been linked to City in the past and could be the move if Napoli are unwilling to play ball. Probability 20%
Mikel Oyarzabel- City are looking for a fair deal. The crafty winger could provide depth in the wings as Sterling and Mahrez are really it. Price would be of concern with a reported £62.5m buyout clause. Probability, 40%
Caglar Soyuncu- The Turkish CB currently at Leicester City could be had if City fail to acheve any of their top 2 options at CB. A solid defender he has the height and ball skills to do the job for City. Probability, 15%
Thoughts on any of the players?