Pep Guardiola’s transfer plans are continuing to take shape as Manchester City build for next season
The club have confirmed the capture of Gabriel Jesus and Marlos Moreno is expected to sign.
A deal for John Stones remains ongoing and we’ll follow it every step of the way.
City have been drawn with Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off , with the first leg in Romania on Tuesday August 16.
Guardiola needs his squad up to speed quickly and will hope to learn more from Sunday’s friendly with Arsenal in Gothenburg. We’ll bring you all the build-up from the last pre-season assignment before the season gets under way.
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The next Aguero?
That’s not quite what Tim Vickery is saying, but he IS saying he has the same potential that our Sergio had as a youngster.
Vickery said: “There are no guarantees but not since the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Neymar have I been so enthusiastic about a young player.”
Oof. If that doesn’t get you excited….
Txiki: A fantastic future in the game
City have pulled off another good deal for an emerging young player.
In the words of Txiki Begiristain:
“Marlos is an excellent prospect who has already broken into his national team.
“He’s a versatile player, still learning, but we believe he has a fantastic future in the game and with City.
“He makes and scores goals and is an intelligent footballer, we’re delighted to have signed him.”
Moreno: City are one of the best in the world
The Colombian is delighted with that early Saturday morning news!
“City are one of the best clubs in the world. It will be nice to experience being part of such a big Club. I want to make the most of it.
“Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. I think he likes young players very much and he can improve young players tactically and technically. It will be great to work with him and to be part of a great team.
Moreno deal done
City have confirmed a five year deal for Marlos Moreno, who will now go on loan immediately for the duration of 2016/17 to Deportivo La Coruna.