Published on June 21st, 2016 | by maxbloggs0
Manchester City – Transfer round up!
Another day, another host of City -centric headlines.
The Manchester City Supporters club understand;
“Pep Guardiola has bid £16.7million to land one of Brazil’s hottest properties, Gabriel Jesus from under United and Bayern Munich’s noses.
“The Palmeiras striker, 19, has long been a target for a host of European giants, but City has made the first real move.
“Earlier this week, both Liverpool and Manchester United left the race to land the Brazilian youth international. But former Bayern Munich boss Guardiola has matched the youngster’s release fee clause.
“Jesus in fact has TWO release clauses, one allowing City, Barca, Bayern, United, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid to land him for just £16.7m. The other allows any team on the planet to get their hands on him, but for the princely sum of £27.8m.
“However, Pep and his Man City outfit do face stiff competition from La Liga champions Barcelona. Barca have bid £13.2m – £3.5m under his ‘special’ release clause – to land Jesus.
City are refusing to pay that amount of money, despite incoming City boss Pep Guardiola’s fondness of the striker.
“The two-time Premier League champions have not yet completely ended their interest in Aubameyang, but Dortmund are determined to stand firm, meaning City will have to table a British record transfer fee to land the Gabon international.
“Guardiola may have to look elsewhere for a forward to fit his requirements, and Schalke youngster Leroy Sane could fit the bill.
“Primarily a winger, he can also play centrally and the 20-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in German football.
“City have also been strongly linked with Spain’s versatile forward Nolito, who demonstrated his eye for goal in his country’s 3-0 win against Turkey on Friday night.
“But after instructing scouts to monitor Aubameyang in recent months, Guardiola’s admiration of Dortmund’s prize asset is clear.”
On the subject on Nolito believe City face a battle with Barcelona for his signature. we also run a story on Everton’s stance regarding the interest in John Stones. Unsurprisingly, they want to keep him.
Switching topic to Euro 2016 and David Silva insists Spain are not fazed by their favourites tag.
Quoted in an article the playmaker asserts: “At this stage it is normal that they make you favourites. We have won the last two European Championships and also for the games in the past few days.
“But we need to keep our feet on the ground. We are calm and we need to continue that way. We have had a very good start. We have won two games and now we have a very difficult game against Croatia.
“We need to win or draw to stay top of the group. We need to maintain our level and if it remains so high, we can win the tournament.”
Elsewhere insists he had no fear of losing his place in the Belgium side.
His comments feature in the Daily Mail and read: “We answered the critics on the field after a lesser performance against Italy.
“I read some of the speculation, but I never felt that my place in the starting team was under threat. I’ve proven myself enough in the past in the national team.
“I ran less against Ireland and feel better.”
Finally, former players have also voiced their support for Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling