Man City’s summer recruitment plans
This weekend, the Mail on Sunday claim to have the inside track on how Man City may move in the summer transfer market.
After three defeats in a row against Liverpool (twice) and Man United, City finally won on Saturday.
Playing against Tottenham at Wembley, Man City ran out 3-1 victors.
Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling have left Pep Guardiola’s men in touching distance of the title.
But how will City top up their squad in the off-season?
According to the Mail on Sunday, City are chasing two top midfielders.
Thiago Alcantara & Wilfried Zaha
Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara and Crystal Palace trickster Wilfried Zaha are named as two City summer targets.
Guardiola, of course, knows Thiago Alcantara well from the Spanish midfielder’s days at both Barcelona and Bayern.
Zaha, meanwhile, knows Manchester after his previous spell at United.
So how likely is it that Man City land the midfielders? The Mail tell their readers the following:
Pep Guardiola wants to be reunited with Bayern Munich and Spain international Thiago Alcantara, as he urges Manchester City chiefs to go for quality rather than quantity in the transfer market this summer.
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha (is) being monitored to see if he has the mentality and match intelligence to succeed at a top club following his disastrous spell as a younger player at United.
Thiago Alcantara, who is under contract at Bayern until 2021, is given a 50 million pound price tag.
As for Zaha, one suspects City would have to table similar money to convince Crystal Palace to sell their best player.
The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international is under contract at Selhurst Park until 2022.