On February 5th we covered claims from Germany that Manchester City are keen on Julian Weigl.
It was SportBild coming with the story, as they produced a pre-summer transfer special which looked at potential moves for 13 Bundesliga players.
Given the claims from Germany, it was inevitable there’d then be others from England and that’s happened since. The latest comes from the Daily Mirror who report Borussia Dortmund are holding out for £40m for the player.
That may come as news to Dortmund, because the German claims stated an offer of €60m could be refused, with Weigl highly rated and having a BVB contract lasting until June 2021.
Weigl has recently changed agents, going with SportsTotal, and that’s obviously heightened rumours of a potential move in the summer window.
Manchester City have been linked for some time. Just over a year ago there were claims from Spain that Barcelona had stepped aside, leaving City and Real Madrid a clearer run at the potential transfer.
A source within the Catalan club was quoted as saying: “They (agents) have been offering him to everyone. It’s a jungle. They want to inflate the transfer.”
Was Weigl annoyed with his agents for trying to find a transfer, or annoyed with them for not trying hard enough? A summer move didn’t come off and only time will tell if Manchester City are as interested as the German media said they are.