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·4 August 2023

Breaking: Man City Eye Wirtz as Mahrez’s Replacement

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Man City’s Quest for Excellence: Targeting Wirtz

Wirtz: The Next Big Thing?

Manchester City’s pursuit of excellence never ceases, and the latest name to surface in their transfer radar is Florian Wirtz. As Riyad Mahrez’s future becomes increasingly uncertain, the Citizens are eyeing the German prodigy as a potential successor.

Wirtz’s technical prowess and potential have caught the eye of none other than Pep Guardiola. The 20-year-old’s valuation stands at €37.3 million, a figure significantly reduced from €79 million following a devastating ACL injury in March 2022.

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Leverkusen’s Stance: A Willingness to Sell

Bayer Leverkusen’s recent sales, including Moussa Diaby, and potential moves for Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, and Jeremie Frimpong, could inflate Wirtz’s price. However, sources confirm that Bayer is open to selling Wirtz if the right offer comes along.

Gvardiol’s Transfer: A Precedent for Success

The recent successful negotiation for Josko Gvardiol’s transfer to Man City for a staggering €90m sets a precedent. The deal, which makes Gvardiol the world’s priciest defender, was initially stalled by RB Leipzig’s dissatisfaction with the leak of transfer news. However, swift talks between City and the Red Bulls led to an agreement without any add-ons.

Conclusion: A Summer to Remember?

Man City’s summer transfer window is shaping up to be one of intrigue and excitement. With Wirtz’s potential move and Gvardiol’s record-breaking transfer, the Premier League club continues to make waves in the football world. Only time will tell if these bold moves will translate into success on the pitch, but one thing is clear: Man City is not afraid to invest in the future.

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