Pep Guardiola’s transfer plans are continuing to take shape after Manchester City completed the capture of Leroy Sane

 

Leroy Sane has become the latest player to join Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola‘s revolution.

He flew into Manchester on Sunday evening, underwent a medical on Monday and the club announced his signing on Tuesday morning.

The deal is worth an initial £37m, with further add-ons to come.

City sporting director Txiki Begiristain is set to have another busy few days.

The Blues begin their Premier League campaign in less than two weeks and, as yet, their pre-season has been somewhat chaotic.

They have played just two friendly matches and Guardiola will be desperate to get to work with the players on training ground with just two friendlies left before the big kick-off.

The club have arranged an extra match at the CFA before the clash with Arsenal in Gothenburg on Sunday.

Deals for John Stones and Gabriel Jesus are ongoing – and we’ll follow them every step of the way.

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He may be 35, but Kolo Toure has still got plenty left in the tank for Celtic, according to new teammate Kieran Tierney.

Kolo is due to make his debut tonight against Astana, but he’s already impressing before kicking a ball.

Said Tierney: “His experience is brilliant, you could tell in the first few days.

“He was always talking on the pitch, always commanding and it is brilliant to have someone like that in your defence.
“I watched him in the last few seasons, he is a top, top defender and I thought last season he was brilliant.”

 

Bersant Celina, who burst on to the scene last year, looks set to continue his development away from the Etihad Stadium.

The Kosovan has been speaking to the media in Norway, where he grew up, suggesting the signing of Leroy Sane will push him out on loan – with FC Twente said to to be the favourites.

Celina said:

“A loan will be perfect, it’s what I need right now.

“The club has a lot of players but still continues to buy. There is nothing I can do about it.

“I cannot be put into the team ahead of a £40 million player (Leroy Sane). It unfortunately does not work like that.”

St Johnstone ready to get stuck in

City continue pre-season with a behind closed doors friendly with St Johnstone today and it sounds like it could be a, ahem, physical test!

Defender Tam Scobbie says the visitors from north of the border won’t be taking things easy against Sergio and co.

He said:

“We need to as I don’t think we can do anything else.

“It can’t just be a runaround where we take it easy.

“Aye, we can maybe get stuck in…!

“Listen, they have plenty of strong, physical players too so they will be looking for a test.

“It doesn’t really matter who they play against us because they are all star names.

“Mind you, it would be terrific if it’s the recognised first-team players because you want to go up against the best.

“I’m sure they will be looking forward to preparing for their league campaign, just as we are.”

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