Juventus director Fabio Paratici was trying to sign Manchester City’s Phil Foden, as reported by Fabrizio Romano on the Here We Go podcast. They, as the events since then have revealed, got rejected and Manchester City extended Foden’s contract and said he’s 100% sure to be staying.
Foden is a big part of the Manchester City squad and he is surely not leaving for any other club. Pep Guardiola rates the young Englishman very highly and went as far as to say that he is the most talented youngster he has ever seen. Moreover, the Catalonian claimed that not even €500 million will be enough to prize him away from the Etihad.
Coming to the players who could come in, Manchester City will be in the market for a striker in the summer, and the situation will depend upon Sergio Aguero’s contract, but there is no agreement with him yet. The Argentinian is the most decorated striker in the club’s history and is in the last months of his current contract.
They are planning to move for a reliable midfielder as well. Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach is a target, however nothing concrete has taken place yet.
City also want to go for a quality left-back, according to Romano. However, at the moment, they do not have a name on the list yet.
Elsewhere at the club, they are still working with De Bruyne and Sterling to extend their respective contracts at the club. Manchester City looks like a club that is going places. They are comfortably at the top of the Premier League table, and have a realistic chance at winning the Champions League too.