The transfer saga surrounding Rice and Manchester City has taken an intriguing turn in recent days. With reports suggesting that City’s pursuit is dependent on the decision of Ilkay Gundogan regarding his future at the club.
Fabrizio Romano had previously claimed that City inquired about Rice’s situation, indicating their interest in the talented midfielder.
However, recent report from Athletic offers insight on the critical element that could decide whether or not the transaction happens. Key player in City’s midfield Gundogan has been the focus of transfer rumors. If Gundogan were to depart the Etihad Stadium, City might be able to step up their pursuit of Rice.
Rice may not be the ideal replacement for Gundogan
Declan Rice would be a great addition for Manchester City, but there are genuine questions about whether he is the right player to fill Gundogan’s shoes. There is a need for a certain type of player in the midfield given the likely departure of Gundogan and the potential exit of Bernardo Silva.
Therefore, people wonder if Rice would be the most effective choice for Gundogan’s position on the team. City might need a midfielder who can provide the same degree of control and tactical acumen. Rice has great talent and promise, but the club needs to carefully consider his playing style before recruiting him.
Unusual dilemma for City in the pursuit of Rice
An unusual dilemma for Manchester City in this situation. On one hand, they are eager to sign Declan Rice due to his impressive display of skill and versatility. But will Rice be seen as a potential Gundogan replacement by City is still not known.
City has to carefully analyze the dynamics of the midfield before signing a player who can successfully fill the gap left by Gundogan’s likely departure. City fans will be eager to know what will happen to the outcome of this scenario.