Despite having Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko at his disposal for the left-back position, Pep Guardiola still has trouble deciding on who should be a regular starter, with Joao Cancelo recently also featuring in the role.
It’s an area the Spaniard has wanted to fix at Manchester City for some time, and while Angeliño might have been the solution, it didn’t work out and his compatriot is now thriving in the Bundesliga at RB Leipzig.
That’s why the left-back role is likely to be a big area of focus on the transfer market in the coming months, with Atalanta’s Robin Gosens top of the list.
The reports from Italy have been fairly regular in that regard, and TuttoMercatoWeb bring the latest on Friday, cliaiming the Serie A side have set a price.
And it’s a hefty one, as the Italian club ‘have asked for an important figure of €40m’, seen as a price tag for ‘top players’, which ‘Gosens is proving to be’.
Manchester City, in all this, ‘have been following for some time’ and are said to have ‘already joined the list of suitors’, including the German ‘in the shortlist’.
They could face some competition from both Inter and Juventus, but it’s clear to everyone who would win in a financial battle.
This means that, in the end, it could entirely depend on whether Gosens wants to try his luck in the Premier League.