Manchester City are ‘leading’ Leipzig’s player Gvardiol’s transfer race

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Manchester City prepare for the summer transfer window and their quest for a third straight domestic championship. The Premier League champions have already begun making arrangements for transfers.

Ilkay Gundogan, the club captain, appears poised to go on a Bosman. This makes central midfield one of the key spots Pep Guardiola’s team expected to strengthen.

Another region that could use reinforcement is the central defence. Particularly now that Aymeric Laporte is leaving Eastlands.

Reports claim that Manchester City are actually in front of both Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign Gvardiol.

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Gvardiol: A rising beast ready to join Manchester City

The Croatian international is a target for all three teams, but Manchester City are ‘ready’ to label him a ‘priority acquisition.

The £98 million release clause for Gvardiol will become effective the following year. Any potential purchasers can expect to pay a premium for him.

Nonetheless, the 21-year-talent old’s is undeniable; he recently shone at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and even recently caused Manchester City issues.

Guardiola may have begun to notice Europe’s most promising center-back more when Gvardiol scored in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 match against Leipzig.

Gvardiol has the ideal opportunity to make an impression at the Etihad Stadium in the second leg by assisting Leipzig to a match-winning performance the following week, and potentially a position in the quarterfinal, after managing to achieve a 1-1 draw versus City at home.

The Croatian had a standout 2022 World Cup run. Last week, he scored against City to help Leipzig draw 1-1 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 match.

The defensive youngster, who the media has dubbed “sensational” for his recent performances, may end up becoming one of the biggest transactions of 2023.

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