Manchester City won’t settle for a triple (League + Cup + Champions League) and will make a major reinforcement. Kim Min-jae is not in the plans.
City won the coveted UEFA Champions League (UCL) title last season. Conquering Europe was the goal of the astronomical investment under Mansour. They had been trying for years to lift the UCL trophy, only to fall short on the final day. Two years ago, they reached the final, only to hang their heads in shame after losing 0-1 to Chelsea. 메이저놀이터
Pep Guardiola bounced back, and his unorthodox tactics with Elling Holland and John Stones, who joined last summer, paid off. There seemed to be no stopping City, and they completed a historic treble, winning the English Premier League (EPL), English FA Cup, and UCL.
Now that they’re at the top of their game, a wave of change is brewing. Ilkay Gundogan is set to leave for Barcelona, and Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker, Calvin Phillips, and Bernardo Silva have been linked with departures. We plan to bring in as many players as we lose.
Changes in midfield and defense. In the midfield, Declan Rice and Mateo Kovacic are likely to start. Rice is the captain of West Ham United, the centerpiece of the midfield, and an England international. He plays as a defensive midfielder but has the ability to get forward, score goals, and his build-up play is among the best in the EPL. Kovacic is a very experienced midfielder who has the ability to set up attacks.
He will take some of the pressure off Rodriguez and make our midfield more competitive. Specific talks are ongoing. According to Sky Sports, “Man City are in advanced talks with West Ham captain Rice. According to Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio, the ‘treble winners’ have moved into the lead just 11 hours after launching a bid for Rice.”
“Reports have emerged that City are prepared to pay a £75 million transfer fee and £15 million in bonuses over two years for Rice.”
“Kovacic is set to join City from Chelsea and everything has been agreed, including the transfer fee,” wrote trusted journalist Fabrizio Romano, adding the “HERE WE GO” cries of a transfer becoming a reality. It’s a £25 million deal with £5 million in add-ons. Kovacic only wants Man City. He will undergo a medical and a contract will be announced soon.”
They’re even trying to sign Guardiola. “City have agreed personal terms with Gbadiol and are in talks with Leipzig,” said Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports in the US. Leipzig want 100 million euros (£93.38 million, $143 million). Gervinho will want to play under Guardiola.”
Gvardiol performed well for Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatian national team before moving to Leipzig in 2021, where he developed further and made the leap to first-team defender, becoming one of the best center-backs in the German Bundesliga. With his physicality, defensive ability, left-footed build-up and forward movement, he has everything a modern center back should have.
British outlet Talk Sport has predicted City’s best eleven for next season. Elling Holland, Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Rodriguez, John Stones, Jermain Defoe, and Ederson remain, with the addition of Rice, Kovacic, and Guardiola. In fact, it could be an even stronger lineup than this season. It will be interesting to see if this lineup is actually implemented.
There have been reports of a hijacking of Kim Min-jae, but they have not been strongly linked. “Man City are ready to work behind the scenes to bring in Kim Min-jae,” the UK’s Football Insider reported on April 24. Sources say City could make a late approach for Kim Min-jae. We reported last time that Man Utd would give up on signing Kim Min-jae, who is close to joining Bayern Munich. Munich were in the best position to sign Kim in the transfer market. Still, City are keeping an eye on Kim’s situation. “City are in the midst of a transfer war as Guardiola wants to improve his squad despite their historic treble,” the source explained 메이저놀이터순위.
While the hijacking story continues to unfold, it seems that City are more focused on signing Guardiola. The transfer fee would be steep, but it could be paid if the player is sold. Given his age, ability, and potential for improvement, it’s an attractive investment. Kim Min-jae is likely to join Munich instead of Man City.
According to Toby Altshaffl, a Munich reporter for Germany’s Sport Bild, “The favorite target for a central defender is Kim Min-jae. Discussions are underway with the club’s hierarchy. According to information, there was a secret meeting on Wednesday. Negotiations between Munich director Marco Neppe and Kim’s agent, Lorenzo Rita, took place in Lisbon, Portugal.” Altschaffl is a reporter with great credibility in Munich. The specifics of the story add to its credibility.