Gvardiol and his agents gave their desire to move to Manchester City.
RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed Josko Gvardiol has requested to join Manchester City. The Premier League champions want him and the discussion is going on.
They were in their plan since April and Bundesliga club is planning to get huge amount for the defender. Leipzig have already lost key first team stars like Christopher Nkunku, Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai this summer. The departure of Gvardiol will be a big blow to them.
“Gvardiol and his agents gave us their desire to move to Manchester City. We are in talks with City,” Eberl told LVZ.
“Yes, for €100m plus bonuses, Gvardiol will end up in Pep’s strong hands. The value of the deal would make Gvardiol the most expensive defender in history. But it might take a few more days.”
His arrival would add to Man City’s strength in central defence. Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji and John Stones made their defense stronger in 2022/23 campaign.
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