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Man City should be going all out for Rennes 17y/o midfielder for these 2 reasons

Man City transfer target Eduardo Camavinga

According to 90min.com, Man City have joined the race for Rennes wonder-kid, Eduardo Camavinga. The Blues will face some competition for his signature.

The 17-year-old midfielder has started all games so far this season for Rennes. He has since gone from strength to strength as every game passes.

He signed a contract in the summer that puts him with the Ligue 1 side until 2021. However, European and Premier League giants have started to express their interest in the teenager.

This is an advantage to Rennes as they would have leverage over an asking price if Camavinga draws in a lot of attention.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United are all said to be interested. However, Man City are ready to fight them all off.

Here are two reasons why Man City should make him a priority signing…

Man City struggles in defence

Man City have been struggling in defence and with their defensive midfielders. Eduardo may not be able to step up to the first team straight away, however, he could help.

A lot of the Man City defenders are injured which has seen Fernandinho slide into a defensive position. Some of the midfielders have had to go into a more defensive position too.

This has had an effect on the attack. Bringing this teenager in could help. He is a comfortable defensive midfielder but also produces phenomenal assists.

Experience

Eduardo is currently starting every game for Rennes. At such a young age, that is a huge responsibility.

Even though he would probably be placed in Man City’s academy to start off with, he would bring this experience to the Premier League.

However, this may be a problem to the 17-year-old as he is getting full-time football now and may not want to give that up.

Forget Madrid, Sterling can achieve more with Man City, agreed?

A ridiculous transfer story broke yesterday on Sky Sports. Real Madrid is to offer 70m + Gareth Bale for Man City’s Raheem Sterling.

Madrid has been desperate to offload the Welshman for some time now. With interest waning for the wantaway winger, Los Blancos seem a cash plus player deal may be the option to get him out of the door.

However, even non-Man City fans scoffed at reading the latest supposed offer. An injury-prone, out of form 30-year-old, in exchange for the Premier League’s red hot Englishman can not be a serious thought process, surely?

Sterling, at 24, is still a few years off ‘prime’ age for a footballer. With Man City growing as a club year on year, alongside Pep Guardiola at the helm. The future for Sterling surely would be blue.

Real Madrid brought back Zidane in a bid to stop their slump. The club finds themselves second in La Liga and five points behind in the Champions League group table. Furthermore, they seem to be still reeling from the loss of Ronaldo to Juventus. They see Sterling as the ideal long term replacement, despite signing Eden Hazard in the summer.

Even though Real Madrid are the most decorated European club side. In the near future, many would place their bets on Man City winning the Champions League before Madrid next do.

Inevitably most elite players opt for La Liga’s Real Madrid or Barcelona. However, for now, Sterling would be best placed at the Etihad if he is to be successful.

Man City fans, do you agree. Is Sterling going to be more successful at Man City than Real Madrid?

Arsenal and Man City go head-to-head for Real Madrid star

According to The Sun, Arsenal and Man City are afer Real Madrid’s Isco. It looks like the two Premier League sides will be in a transfer battle.

The attacking midfielder has fallen out of favour at Real Madrid. This has caused clubs to start taking a closer look at him.

However, two Premier League clubs wanting him will give Real Madrid an advantage.

Isco is valued at around £60 million. Arsenal would have been accepting of that amount. However, Man City’s interest now gives Real Madrid the power to increase that asking price.

So it looks like a battle will happen. Each time has their own reasons for wanting the midfielder.

Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour at the Emirates. They need to find a replacement and Isco fits that bill.

However, Arsenal have a budget. Negotiations wojld need to be done.

Man City

David Silva will be leaving the Manchester side at the end of the season. Isco has been compared to Silva in the past.

While looking at a replacement is an option, Phil Foden looks to be filling the midfield spot next season.

Man City to battle it out for Napoli’s 23 y/o

According to The Guardian, Man City are interested in Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz. However, they do have competition.

The reports are claiming that Man City are monitoring the 23 year old. The only thing is, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in the midfielder.

Ruiz is a comfortable central midfielder. However, he can also operate the left wing. He has also been compared to David Silva.

This could be a great opportunity for Man City to recruit someone in time to replace their current Captain.

Napoli signed Ruiz from Betis last year. They paid the £25.5 million buyout clause for the player. They will now expect a significant return on that investment if he leaves this summer.

Career

So far, Ruiz has impressed teams in Serie A and in Europe with his efforts.

He won outstanding player of the Under 21 European Championship last summer. Now he’s continued to impress and draw in attention.

Man City

However, in order for Man City to get their man, some relationships will need to be rebuilt.

Napoli and Man City had some disagreements over Jorginho who ended up going to Chelsea. If the right price is met for Ruiz, the deal could go through.

2 reasons why Man City should go all out for former star

According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid have told Brahim Diaz that they want to sell him. This is less than a year after he signed from Man City. The Football Manc Cave look at the possibility of a return to the Etihad.

The Daily Mail have reported that Real Madrid want to get rid of any fringe players. Diaz is one of those and has been told to look elsewhere for first team football.

Diaz has been out with hamstring injuries but made a recovery. However, he’s not been a part of Zinedine Zidane’s plan’s.

The midfielder has recently changed his agent to his father. It looks like the pair will have to closely inspect the options he has.

Real Madrid

Since moving to the Spanish side, he only appeared in 12 games across all competitions.

He has scored once and gotten 2 assists. However, this hasn’t been enough for him to get more action. Now he’s going to have take a decision on his future.

Man City

The 20 year old could benefit from a move back to the Etihad.

He might not be in Pep Guardiola’s first team plans straight away but the development plans at Man City are incredible. At such a young age, he could benefit from that.

Man City to fend off Real Madrid with bumper contract

According to The Daily Star, Man City have got a plan to keep Raheem Sterling at the Etihad. This comes after Real Madrid have shown an interest in the winger.

I think it’s safe to say that Pep Guardiola has produced one of the best players in the World. That man is Raheem Sterling.

So it’s no surprise to hear that teams like Real Madrid are interested in signing him.

With Gareth Bale’s future up in the air, Madrid needs a new winger. It’s now looking like Zinedine Zidane could try and lure Sterling into joining his successful side.

However, Pep Guardiola still needs Raheem and has a plan in place to keep him a Blue…

Contract plan

In order to convince the England international that the Etihad is his home, changes to his contract will be made.

It’s looking like Man City bosses will bump his contract up to £450,000 a week. The 24-year-old is currently on £300,000 a week. This boost would make him the highest-paid Man City player. Just taking over Kevin De Bruyne who’s on £350,000.

Future

At 24, he is performing at a great level. However, he’s also young so he’s going to receive offers throughout his career.

He’s developed so much from working with Pep Guardiola. This will probably be the reason why he stays with Man City. The winger will have some big decisions to make soon.

Man City keeping tabs on the highly-rated 19y/o Bundesliga striker

The Sun has reported that Man City have joined the race for another player. Apparently, the Premier League Champions are interested in Salzburg star, Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian youngster has caught the eye of some top clubs. This comes after he scored a staggering 18 goals in 11 games so far this season.

He’s earned himself some rave reviews after his efforts in the Under 20’s World Cup. The 19-year-old scored a world record 9 goals in one game.

Some Man City fans will be interested to know that he is the son of Alf Inge. So if the teenager was to move to the Etihad, he would be following in his dad’s footsteps.

Scouts

Man City scouts have been sent out to watch the youngster. They attended the Liverpool Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg.

Haaland scored in the game, however, his team lost 4-3 in the end. That hasn’t put anyone off the teenager though.

In fact, scouts say they are confident they could strike a deal with his current club. They were impressed by his style of play at his age.

Competition

However, if Man City want this man, they’ll have to work hard and look at the money side of things closely.

Haaland has been continuously linked with a move away from the Austrian side. Teams like Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have shown interest.

Fortunately for the blues, Haaland branded the Red Devil’s as ‘boring.’ That wouldn’t stop him from looking elsewhere.

Willing to wait

If Salzburg were to sell the teenager, they would be looking at around 50 million for him. Although, it looks like they might not sell him in January.

This is important as Pep Guardiola has stated that he is willing to wait for the talented player.

Man City will soon be looking for a Sergio Aguero replacement. Even if the striker doesn’t leave the Etihad soon, they will need someone to work to his level. Haaland could be that man, but not until next year.

Pep looking to use La Liga contacts to solve Man City’s defensive problems with this duo

Man City’s website offers a transfer news update every week. In the most recent update, it looks like Pep Guardiola could be looking at La Liga players to solve his defensive issues.

Pep Guardiola has previously stated that Man City wouldn’t be active in the next transfer window.

However, according to reports from Spain, the Premier League champions look to have changed their mind.

Bids for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and Real Madrid’s Nacho could happen. This is in an urgent appeal to improve the defence at the Etihad.

It would also offer some relief for the injuries Guardiola is having to deal with. Neither player is a first-choice option at their current clubs.

Also, each of the La Liga teams is allegedly keen to raise funds at the beginning of 2020.

Nacho

The Spanish 29-year-old is known as a centre back. His current contract expires in 2020 therefore, he could be looking for a change.

He can also operate as a right-back and left-back which would solve some problems at the Etihad. If any more injuries cropped up, he would be able to fill the void.

Samuel Umtiti

The 25-year-old Frenchman has a current contract until 2023. However, no game time could mean he would be tempted by a move to the Etihad.

The centre back is another versatile player as he is also comfortable as a left-back. At the age of 25, he definitely should be a club who can offer him playing time.

Signing La Liga’s 93.1% pass success master should be Man United’s main priority

According to The Sun, Man United are planning on signing Real Madrid Star, Toni Kroos. However, it could mean that Paul Pogba will get to part ways with teammates at Old Trafford.

Toni Kroos has been on Man United’s radar since around 2013. David Moyes showed interest in the 29-year-old, however, the deal never went through.

Now it is looking like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will revisit this possible transfer. It’s rumoured that Man United would be willing to pay £66.9 million for his services.

However, Real Madrid is known to be interested in Paul Pogba. They want to land the Man United man and this could be their chance. The La Liga team could use this to their advantage and encourage a ‘swap’ deal.

Man United should definitely push for this transfer to go ahead. Kroos would turn things around at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba doesn’t really want to stay at Man United. I think he would be happy with a move.

However, would this be a fair ‘swap’ deal? Pogba would be getting a new team with better football and more competitions. Kroos would be going to a team failing to qualify for Champions League football. He would also be playing with under-performing players.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co would have to do some serious negotiations but imagine if it happened. What a signing that would be.

When you compare the two players, there is a big difference. Here’s how the two compare according to WhoScored.com…

Paul Pogba

With 2 assists in 5 games so far this season and an average of 2.6 key passes per game, it shows Pogba can create opportunities on his day.

Although Pogba has been limited this season through injury, the Frenchman can still make an impact when he’s on the pitch.

Toni Kroos

His passing is rated as very strong as his figures show with 3.6 key passes per game. and 93.1% pass succession compared to Pogba’s 80.7%.

The ability to stay concentrated is also of high quality. In the centre midfield position this season so far, he’s made 12 appearances and scored twice.

Forget Rakitic: Man Utd should go for this La Liga star instead

According to The Sun, Man United are interested in La Liga Star, Ivan Rakitic. However, The Football Manc Cave have picked out a player who might be a better target.

Barcelona wants to offload their midfielder and Man United wouldn’t be a bad shout. However, Barcelona is demanding around £35 million.

Man United could spend their money a little more wisely. Rakitic is a good player and it wouldn’t be a bad thing to see him at Old Trafford. I just think, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a La Liga option, there are better options.

Rakitic is more of a central midfielder who can attack and defend. Although, I think this particular winger would be more effective in a Man United shirt…

Gareth Bale

I know, his name has come up with links to Man United before. He has rejected their advances in the past and could possibly again.

However, it’s known that he is an ‘unwanted man,’ at the moment. His current team, Real Madrid don’t seem to want him.

He looks like a man who wants a change too. Man United might not be the place he ends up but it certainly wouldn’t be ground upon if they tried to tempt him to Old Trafford.

All Rounder

Bale is a hard-working individual. He puts everything into a game and is refreshing to watch.

Imagine what he could teach to some of the younger inexperienced Man United squad members. I truly think he would lead and motivate an underperforming Man United side.

It might take a lot to pull off signing him, although, weirder things have happened in football. Even if he doesn’t make a move to Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempting to sign him would make a bold statement.

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