Manchester City will already welcome two newcomers at the Etihad Stadium this summer. But they won’t stop here. Other than signing Haaland and Alvarez to boost their attack, they will also look to strengthen other positions as well.
Accordingly, they might go for Brighton and Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella and Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips. With the cash-rich owners that City have, they splash money every window to add quality players to their squad. Last season they bought Jack Grealish for £100 million, a record fee for any English player. This time they bought one of the most sought after youngster of European football in Erling Braut Haaland. After failing to replace Aguero for a long time, they wasted none in this instance and sealed the deal early for the Norwegian superstar. They also signed promising striker Julian Alvarez from River Plate.
But Man City’s Khaldoon Al Mubarak revealed that this won’t be the end of incomings through the door of Etihad Stadium. He confirmed there will be ‘couple more’ signings to come. For Man City, Fernandinho will leave the club after 9 years and Kalvin Phillips is identified as a potential replacement for the Brazilian. To secure his services, Leeds United can ask around £50 million after they escaped relegation this season. But this deal can take up quite some time and the process looks quite complicated. But the bottomline is that it’s a position Man City need to fill.
What the chairman of Manchester City said
Khardoon said via club’s website: “We are looking to strengthen areas we need to strengthen. Every season some players leave and we have to refresh. We will be doing a couple more. We will try to go as fast as we can but it is not always entirely in our control.”
On the other hand, the blue side of Manchester is also eyeing a move for Brighton’s Spanish left back Marc Cucurella. Oleaksandr Zinchenko is linked with a move away this summer and if this go concrete this way, City will look to submit bids for him starting with £30 million.
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