Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has apparently added a Leicester City player to his summer 2020 transfer shortlist.
Who could blame a perfectionist such as Pep Guardiola for wanting to modify his team, especially after Liverpool overtook them by far as the eminent English Premier League outfit. Leicester City sit third behind those two footballing superpowers in the current division table.
The Merseyside club has waited decades – described as 30-years of hurt – for another top-flight title, which finally came to them on Thursday night as Chelsea defeated second-placed Manchester City.
City should be concerned: Guardiola was practicality given a blank checkbook to create his dream side. And the squad he developed was supreme for a couple of years. Although, some drastically peculiar decisions from the former Barcelona man caused his team to slip: signing a procession of mediocre full-backs was the first error.
Manchester City want Leicester City star
Refusing to replace Vincent Kompany is surely the biggest mistake by the Spaniard; it felt, at times, as though the latter was too stubborn to admit or rectify his miscalculation of not buying a quality centre-half. That is not to say that Guardiola isn’t on his way to becoming one of the most astute gaffers of all-time.
And to that end, the Citizens boss will be searching for a suitable heir to his departed Belgian captain’s crown. Where better to look than the adept defence of Leicester City? Which is rather unfortunate for the King Power club.
Carried in this weeks Sports Illustrated was a quoted report originating from journalist Jose Alvarez, which stated that Foxes centre-back Caglar Soyuncu is on Man City’s transfer shortlist. However, the East Midlanders won’t sell cheap as a ‘non-selling club’, if a bid does materialize. Apparently the Turk would be “too expensive”, anyway.