Where could Manchester City be looking to strengthen over the summer transfer window?

While Manchester City might have relinquished their maiden Champions League crown last month, the Sky Blues still have their sights firmly set on making more domestic history this season.

With a fourth consecutive Premier League crown at the top of their agenda, Pep Guardiola’s men appear to be already putting together their summer plans.

Although it might have been heavily speculated that Bernardo Silva could be set for a move away from the Etihad at the end of the season, City are once again expected to break the bank.

Ahead of what looks set to be a frantic summer behind the scenes in the blue half of Manchester, we have taken a look at some of the European stars that are topping Guardiola’s wishlist.

Lucas Paqueta – West Ham

Although Lucas Paqueta might have eventually stayed put in east London during January’s transfer window as a blockbuster move to Manchester City fell apart, it appears that the Sky Blues are set to reignite their interest over the coming months.

Playing a crucial role as West Ham were crowned Europa Conference League champions last season, the Brazilian play-maker has continued to receive a string of plaudits.

With it suggested that the former Lyon ace has made it clear that he wants to complete a move to the defending Premier League champions this summer, Paqueta’s £85million release clause is also set to become activated next month.

While it might have been reported that Guardiola’s side are keen on opening up discussions over a potential compromise, Paqueta has once again been one of the Hammers’ standout performers this season.

Notching eight goals across all competitions and a further seven assists, The Athletic are reporting that Guardiola is a huge admirer of the 26-year-old and has made West Ham’s talisman as his ideal target this summer.

Jonathan Tah – Bayer Leverkusen

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Author : Tom Dunstan

Publish date : 2024-05-03 09:35:00

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