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Manchester City want to sign Atalanta player ahead of next season

Manchester City are one of the top candidates to sign one of the highest rated Atalanta players in the summer transfer window.

One of the highly-rated names in Italian football, Robin Gosens is expected to be under the radar of several clubs in the transfer window. Gosens plays as left-wing back or a left-midfielder for Atalanta and has earned huge praise after his stellar performances. So far, the German has scored nine goals for the Serie A side and is a huge threat going forward.

Italian giants, Inter Milan and Juventus have already expressed their desire of signing the 26-year old. However, in a latest update, English clubs are joining in the race to sign the left-back.

Manchester City have the name of Gosens on their priority list, ahead of the transfer window and have the financial means to afford the German’s stars wages and transfer fee.

Benjamin Mendy, who was signed from Monaco in 2017 has never been a consistent starter for City. The Frenchman has a tendency to pick up injuries every now and then which has made him fall down the pecking order.

It is expected that Mendy makes his way out of the Etihad Stadium in the summer to revive his career. Oleksandr Zinchenko is another left-back option in the City squad. However, it does not seem that he is part of Pep Guardiola’s central plans for the longer term.

In this case, the signing of Robin Gosens seems not only likely but also realistic. Gosens is a dynamic player who can play a left-back and as a left-midfielder when required. He is a force to reckon with when he drives forward and has the tendency to get himself into goal scoring positions.

Defensively, the German does his job pretty well and would be a great fit at Manchester City. With Ederson cementing his place between the sticks, Ruben Dias and John Stones forming a formidable centre-back pairing, Joao Cancelo outdoing Kyle Walker for the right-back position, the addition of Gosens can be a final jigsaw in the puzzle of the City defence.