Manchester City shortlist an in-demand striker to replace Aguero this summer
The final judgment by CAS which was ruled in favour for Manchester City as their two-year ban from the UEFA Champions League was overturned after the club was accused of breaching a rule in the Financial Fair Play regulations.
The decision has now permitted City to go all out this summer as Pep Guardiola once again demands a major squad revamp after being in charge of the English side for the last four years. The former Bayern Munich manager has four players added to the agenda as potential summer signings.
Ferran Torres of Valencia, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, David Alaba of Bayern Munich, and Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan form the four signings that Pep has demanded. As Leroy Sane has already departed the club for Bayern Munich and David Silva‘s contract running out soon, Guardiola has to make a few signings this summer to seriously contend for the Premier League title next season after being overthrown by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The other department that is of grave concern for the coaching staff at the Etihad Stadium is the striker’s department. Gabriel Jesus has been linked with Juventus and Inter Milan this summer and Sergio Aguero has entered the final year of his contract.
Aguero who is the all-time top scorer of the Manchester-based club has shown signs of deteriorations this season as the Argentine forward has struggled to keep fit. With Jesus being heavily linked with a move away and Aguero showing serious signs of aging, Guardiola has a striker up his sleeve to dominate the Golden Boot race next season in the Premier League.
Sky Sports reports that Manchester City has shortlisted Lautaro Martinez as a potential successor to Sergio Aguero. Martinez has scored 18 goals this season in all competitions and has formed a lethal partnership with Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro under the guidance of Antonio Conte.
Lautaro Martinez has also been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona as Lionel Messi is eager to have his fellow countryman at the Camp Nou, however, COVID-19 has vastly depleted the financial sources of the Catalan club as their only hope to land the striker is by selling players this summer.
Man City would have no issue to sign the San Siro hero this summer as his 110 million euros release clause has reportedly expired and the striker is now available in the market for 90 million euros. A figure that could be considered insignificant for the club that is funded by the City Football Group.
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