Manchester City transfer news: Pep looking to raid his former club, Aguero might leave and much more- 23rd December
Manchester City eye Busquets
Busquets has been one of the most underrated players in the world. He is a technically gifted defensive midfielder who shields the defence and seeks to win the ball back from the opposition before starting attacks with his pinpoint passing
According to Don Balon, Pep Guardiola is looking to raid his former club to bring Busquets to the Etihad stadium. The 29-year-old has a €200m release clause and it would be difficult for City to convince Catalans to sell such an important player.
However, Barcelona might be tempted to sell Busquets if the offer is good as they are looking to raise funds for Coutinho.
Manchester City are favourites to sign Van Dijk
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk was at the centre of major transfer controversy in summer when Liverpool had to officially apologize to the Saints for allegedly tapping up the player. Now many clubs have joined the race to sign the Dutch defender in the January window.
Manchester City has joined the race to sign the Dutch defender in January. According to BetStars, the league leaders are in pole position to sign the Saints defender.
The signing of Van Dijk would improve the City backline and would make it even more difficult for other clubs to chase them.
Pardew admits Evans can leave in January
Manchester City was constantly linked to former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans in the summer window. West Brom rejected offers from various clubs including City in the summer.
Evans is not looking to renew his contract so the Baggies might be willing to cash in on their defender in the January window.
The West Brom manager admitted that contract negotiations with Evans are complicated. “He is under contract for West Brom. He knows he can have those conversations [about a new deal] with us. We will give him the best deal we can possibly go to on the financial side and length of the contract, but that might not be the whole thing with Jonny.” Pardew said as quoted by the Manchester City Evening News
Aguero going to Madrid?
According to Marca, Aguero is considering a move away from Manchester City due to his strained relationship with the manager. City does have a ready-made replacement in the form of Jesus and the board might be tempted to cash in on him.
According to Marca, Real Madrid is closely monitoring the situation of the Argentine International.