Manchester City will be looking to sign a left-back this summer, and are looking at multiple targets according to Fabrizio Romano and Francesco Porzio on the Here We Go podcast. Benjamin Mendy and Oleksander Zinchenko have been out of the squad, while João Cancelo has been filling in for left-back.
Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens is still on Pep Guardiola’s list, according to the Italian journalists. While there has been no concrete approach made by City for the 26-year-old, they will be trying to sign him in the summer. Gosens has been linked with City for a long time and it remains to be seen whether the deal will become concrete in the months to come.
Another new target has emerged for the club in the form of Nuno Mendes of Sporting CP. The 18-year-old has established himself as the first choice on the left hand side of the defence, and has the characteristics of a typical Sporting academy product. Skilled on the ball, and energetic going in attack, Mendes could be a great fit for Guardiola’s brand of football.
However, it won’t be easy for City to acquire the talent since Sporting are reportedly set to ask for a gigantic sum worth €70 million. Given the current financial situation, it will be almost impossible for City to pay that kind of money.