MANCHESTER CITY are preparing to spend £150million after their Champions League ban was overturned – including tying Pep Guardiola down to a new contract.
The Etihad side were on cloud nine on Monday morning after their two-year European ban was controversially overturned.
Pep Guardiola is set to be offered a lucrative new contract by Man City
Now, with the club’s future looking far brighter, Man City chiefs will kick-off a huge summer of spending.
But what exactly is in store? Find out below…
PEP GUARDIOLA is now into the final year of his contract at Man City – with speculation raging he could walk away in 2021.
However, with City’s Champions League future assured, club chiefs are set to strike while the iron is hot and use the good news as a bargaining chip to convince the Spaniard to stay.
Guardiola is set to be offered a lucrative new deal, according to reports.
And should Pep commit his future to the club, a host of star players could follow…
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Man City’s biggest stars, including De Bruyne and Sterling, are now likely to stay at the Etihad
WITH Man City’s Champions League place in jeopardy, the future of a host of stars was also thrown into question.
Kevin De Bruyne hinted he could quit the club should the ban be upheld.
And the likes of Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero could also have been lured away by the promise of Champions League football.
With City now “back” in Europe, those stars are far less likely to have their heads turned – with club chiefs weighing up potential new contracts for their core players.
SPEND, SPEND, SPEND
WITH their Champions League spot – and the money that comes with it – assured, Man City are set to spend big this summer.
The Etihad giants have lost NINE of their 35 Premier League games this season as they failed to challenge for the title.
And Guardiola knows his squad needs strengthening in order to launch a real challenge next term – as well as fight for their Holy Grail: the Champions League.
Pep is targeting a host of stars, including some major defensive reinforcements.
Man City are rumoured to be targeting Kalidou Koulibaly and David Alaba as two stars names to shore up the defence.
Pep Guardiola is chasing defensive reinforcements, including David Alaba
Man City are leading the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly
Kai Havertz has been linked with a move to add some creative spark – with “Merlin”, David Silva, leaving this summer – while Guardiola will also want a striker.
The futures of both Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are very much up in the air.
So Guardiola is almost certain to pounce early in order to avoid being left short-handed up front.
Leroy Sane joining Bayern Munich could also see Guardiola push for a new winger, with Leon Bailey linked.
However, Phil Foden has excelled in that role when offered the chance, with Pep considering building from within.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: Man City’s grand plans after ban overturned including new deal for Pep, £150m transfer war-chest and defensive overhaul
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12115612/man-city-transfer-guardiola-alaba-koulibaly-ban/
Published Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 07:09:46 +0000