Welcome to the latest edition of City Is Ours’ Daily Roundup, where we go over some of the most noticeable stories from the past 24 hours.
Although Manchester City is constantly linked to a multitude of players across Europe, a figure on the way out of the Etihad Stadium could be sensational if you believe the latest rumors from Catalonia surrounding the crisis club Barcelona.
The striker discussion is expected to continue every day until the transfer window reopens and City has been linked not only to a Premier League talent but also to one of the best young Serie A attackers.
The city faces competition from Italian giants for the Premier League favorite
Since joining the Premier League with Wolves, Mexico striker Raul Jiminez has drawn admirers.
Despite being out for a year with a horrific head injury, Jimenez is now back among the goals, which explains why he’s so sought after again.
Juventus have previously been linked with the striker but Tuttomercatoweb report the Italian giants around Jimenez are facing competition from City. The 30-year-old still has a lot to offer and plays consistently at a high level in England’s top division.
If City signed him when it wasn’t a long-term solution, he would certainly make an impact at the Etihad Stadium, offering a physical presence not normally associated with Pep Guardiola’s attack.
Guardiola could have another assistant removed from her
Despite not having the best time as an Arsenal manager, no one could blame Mikel Arteta for giving up his assistant coaching role at City to try his hand at captain another big club.
History could repeat itself as Arteta replacement and Guardiola’s great friend Juanma Lillo has been linked with a move to Barcelona, according to Catalan sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
We all know Ronald Koeman hasn’t exactly won over Barcelona fans since taking office at Camp Nou, and a sobering 3-0 loss to Benfica mid-week seems to have pushed him closer to the exit door.
Guardiola previously hailed Lillo as a tactical visionary and credited him with a key role in City’s success last season. However, a patchy and nomadic record as his own head coach means it would be surprising for Lillo to plunge into Barca’s deepening crisis.
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Vlahovic’s development is putting the city on high alert
It just wouldn’t be a media recap without associating Manchester City with a striker and today we have two for the price of one in that regard!
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Blues “dream” of signing Serie A star Dusan Vlahovic amid uncertainty about his current situation at Fiorentina.
(Photo: 2021 Gabriele Maltinti)
The report suggests that Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso is not satisfied with Vlahovic’s agent after months of trying to convince the 21-year-old forward to sign a new deal at the club.
However, his stance on Vlahovic’s agent could only make things tense, which could open the door for City to switch for a player who was first associated with the Harry Kane saga as a subplot.
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