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Transfers: Manchester City looking into Josko Gvardiol

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Manchester City are eyeing RB Leipzig center back Josko Gvardiol. Gvardiol is one of the top targets on City’s list if Nathan Ake ends up leaving. Ake has had limited game time at City, Moreover City had told him to look for a new club. Chelsea has shown interest in resigning their former player.

Gvardiol moved to RB Leipzig last year from Dinamo Zagreb after an amazing season. Gvardiol had made 52 appearances for the senior team and scored 4 goals and made 3 assists which made Leipzig sign him. The defender made 42 appearances for Leipzig across all competitions last year. In his very first season, Gvardiol was able to score two goals and made 3 assists as well.

Dias Replacement for Manchester City

Manchester City were in a similar situation a couple of years ago as Vincent Kompany left the club. The club found his replacement in Ruben Dias who was a Wolves player at the time. Dias was exceptional for The Blues as he won the player of the season in his debut season for City. Dias has been consistently good for City and have saved the side on a number of occasions.

However Dias has suffered injuries constantly throughout last season. This meant that the club was without a first choice center back pairing and the club wants a replacement. The club wants a replacement in case Dias remains injury prone.

Gvardiol is a great choice as he has been better than Dias in most aspects in the 2021/22 season. Gvardiola has won tackles and made more successful pressures, blocks, interceptions and clearances than Dias this season while having 29 appearances in their respective leagues. Dias even had a better percent of Aerial Duels won. There is no doubt that Gvardiol could provide City.

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