Manchester City have ‘shown interest’ Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto, according to claims from Spain.
The 29-year-old has around eight months left on his contract and without a renewal, he will leave the Catalan club as a free agent next summer.
Having come close to signing an extension, there was a twist in this case after the Spaniard’s agent confirmed renewal negotiations had ‘stopped’.
Claims from the Spanish press have indicated the right-back, who can also operate in the midfield, will not sign a new deal with the Catalan club.
Fichajes.net have relayed it and they then provide their own information about the versatile player. They state that in recent months, Manchester City and Arsenal are the two sides to have come forward to take the Barca man.
Roberto has already played under Pep Guardiola’s orders at the Camp Nou in the past, and is aware of the Citizens manager’s playing style.
The Barca defender can be an interesting option for Manchester City, mainly due to his versatility and also his ‘ability to play’ Guardiola’s brand of football.
Fichajes.net stress Roberto’s future seems to be in the Premier League and with two clubs showing interest, it needs to be seen where he will end up next summer.