Thursday, September 23, 2021

Koulibaly tops Man City transfer wish list

Having beaten UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sports and seen their two-year European ban overturned, Manchester City are reportedly preparing for a serious rebuild this summer.

According to The Telegraph, manager Pep Guardiola is keen on securing at least three big-money signings, and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly tops his wish list.

Aymeric Laporte missed a large chunk of the season through injury, and the Catalan tactician was forced to alternate between 35-year-old midfielder Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and 19-year-old Eric Garcia in the heart of defence. And while Laporte remains without a doubt his main defensive pillar, questions remain over who should play alongside the excellent Frenchman, as well as the selection for the role in case of another injury lay-off.

This is where Koulibaly is supposed to fit in, while Guardiola also wants a new left-back and a winger to replace Leroy Sane, who is now a Bayern Munich player.

However, there will be a number of issues City will still need to overcome regarding the 29-year-old Senegalese centre-back. Koulibaly has also been heavily linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, apart from which he has already revealed that he is very happy in Naples.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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