Real Madrid, Chelsea, Tottenham, and now Manchester City – Joško Gvardiol has most certainly caught the eyes of Europe’s finest clubs in the last several months.
Fabrizio Romano announced that Pep Guardiola sees Gvardiol as a potential replacement for Nathan Ake, who is predicted to leave the club in the next few days. The Citizens are expected to propose an initial bid for the young defender this week. Many Manchester City supporters on social media believe that signing Gvardiol would certainly upgrade their squad. The 20 year-old would likely slide into Pep’s starting XI alongside Ruben Dias, forming one of the strongest center-back duos in world football.
Gvardiol has already made 29 appearances for Leipzig, and led his side to a DFB Pokal trophy and the Europa League semifinals in only one season with the club. He’s already made a name for himself as a top-three defender in the entire Bundesliga.
However, Leipzig haven’t forgotten how important Gvardiol is to their squad. The club is unwilling to sell Gvardiol unless they receive a blockbuster offer from the Premier League champions. For example, Tottenham were willing to break their transfer record to sign Gvardiol, but the deal fell through and Spurs settled for Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet instead.
Imagine how cool a Guardiola-Gvardiol duo would be…