Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly personally targeted RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol for the summer transfer window.
Guardiola is known for his meticulous planning and attention to detail, and he has reportedly personally targeted RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol for the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old Croatian has been on Guardiola’s radar for some time now, and the City boss was impressed by Gvardiol’s performance against his side in the Champions League round of 16 first leg.
Josko Gvardiol scored the equalizer for his Bundesliga side and showed why he is considered one of the most promising young defenders in the world. He was one of the standout players at the Qatar World Cup and narrowly missed out on the Young Player of the Tournament award.
Man City is looking to bring in Gvardiol as a replacement for Aymeric Laporte, who is reportedly unhappy with his playing time at the Etihad Stadium and is expected to leave at the end of the season.
According to reports, Manchester City submitted a £96m plus bonuses offer to RB Leipzig in January for Gvardiol, but no deal was reached. However, Guardiola is not one to give up easily, and it is believed that he will make another attempt to sign the young Croatian in the summer transfer window.
Gvardiol’s arrival would add depth and quality to City’s defence and provide Guardiola with more options at the back. His versatility and ability to play at left-back would also come in handy for City, who have been short of options in that position this season.
City’s pursuit of Gvardiol is a sign of their ambition and determination to maintain their position as one of the best teams in Europe. Guardiola knows that he needs to keep evolving and improving his squad, and Gvardiol could be the missing piece in the puzzle for City as they look to dominate English and European football for years to come.