Manuel Akanji aims to make it difficult for Pep Guardiola

Manuel Akanji was surprised by Man City’s offer on the deadline day.

The Swiss international moved to the Etihad Stadium on the deadline day and is expected to play some part in upcoming games.

Both Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake are injured and the former Dortmund defender could be introduced sooner.

He recently spoke about the sudden nature of his transfer.

He said: “I was in Dortmund four days before the end of the transfer window and watched Bundesliga and Premier League games on TV.

“Then came the contact with Manchester City.

“Don’t pinch, but of course it’s a huge step considering where I’m from. I am very proud of it and thankful for the support of my family and friends.”

He further states down his goal which is to give Pep Guardiola a selection headache considering the competition in the centre-back position in the City squad.

Akanji continued, “We have a lot of good players. I know that it won’t be easy.”

“I also don’t expect to play through every game for 90 minutes, but I want to make it as difficult as possible for the coach.”


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