3 former transfer targets Manchester City could revisit this summer including £166m French superstar

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City finished the 2017-18 season as the comprehensive winners of the English Premier League. However, the lofty ambitions of Pep Guardiola and the club mean that there is no respite as they push for European glory next season.

Manchester City’s lacklustre record in the Champions League is a major concern for the owners and Guardiola knows that he must improve his showing in the competition next season.

As Pep prepares for the upcoming season, one of his crucial duties is to recruit new players who would help in accomplishing the collective goal. Here are 3 former targets of Manchester City who could be great additions to the squad.

Leonardo Bonucci

The Italian defender was wanted at Manchester City last season to be a leader in the defence which was leaking too many goals. Although Pep has managed to fix his defensive rues this season, he can still use a player of Bonucci’s ability in his backline. The former Juventus player fell out with Allegri and joined AC Milan last summer.

Leonardo Bonucci

However, the world-class defender might be having second thoughts about his move to AC Milan as they couldn’t accomplish anything significant whole season. Manchester City should go in with an offer to test the resolve of the club and the player during the transfer window.

Kylian Mbappe

Before Mbappe moved to Paris Saint-Germain on a loan deal which would become permanent a year later for a mammoth £166million, he was being closely observed by Manchester City.

The former Monaco youngster had interest from virtually every big club across Europe but PSG won the race to the signature of the most wanted teenager in world football. The blistering pace and ice cold finishing of the player has won him fans from all over the world.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

With reports of PSG being probed for FFP violations because of their hefty transfer spending, Manchester City could be given a golden chance to reignite their interest in the player.

Danny Rose

Pep Guardiola was interested in a double fullback swoop from Tottenham to sign Kyle Walker and Danny Rose together. However, the Spaniard could only get hold of Kyle. The fact that Danny Rose has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham means it’s now possible for Guardiola to sign the player.

Danny Rose

If signed, Rose will compete with the fit-again Mendy for the left-back position at the Etihad. Manchester City might also look at Rose with enhanced interest because of him being an English player.

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