MANCHESTER CITY cannot afford to rest on their victory of their recent stunning season as the transfer window is open and Liverpool is threatening their position, Pep Guardiola’s team need to strengthen their force once more as their rivals will absolutely do.
Manchester United were steam off the pace in 2018-19 but they are about to set for a dramatic rebuild, meanwhile Tottenham are certain to add to a squad who seemed to perform badly last season.
There are also key players at City who are getting any older and the process of replacing them should be underway to ensure their winning title.
Here are players they should look to sign.
According to many sources, Man City have placed their interest in the Portuguese midfielder who can play practically anywhere in midfield and is both a creator and score of goals. The all-action Fernandes has bagged 20 in the Portuguese league himself and scored another 13 for his Sporting team-mates. He is also a potential long-term successor to David Silva.
However, they should maybe reconsider as failing to sign him would not only miss out on a potentially world-class player but also hand him over to one of their rivals such as Manchester United who is claimed to swoop if City fail to secure the 24-year-old player.
Signing a contract with a new defensive midfielder has long been a priority for Guardiola who failed to sign both Fred and Jorginho last summer.
The way Fred has struggled to play at United recommends that might have been a blessing in disguise but the demand for a new anchor still remains as Fernandinho has just turned 34. Rodri, 22, is one of La Liga’s most highly-ranked midfielders who strong both in the tackle and excellent with the ball. He on the list of Barcelona along with his Atletico Madrid team-mate Antoine Griezmann.
Man City must do all they can to get this player who could cement their midfield for the next 10 years if things work out.
City would also face obstacles to get De Ligt as the Ajax talent is of interest of almost all big club in Europe.
De Ligt is a 19-year-old defender who possesses the same physical presence that will be missing when Vincent Kompany retired. He is a superb at bringing the ball out of defence to initiate attacks, moreover his eye for a goal is another advantage as Guardiola has previously admitted it is the weakness in his team.
City would have to break their record transfer fee to having any chance of signing those talents.