Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are fighting a tough battle to hang on to Liverpool in the league. Before tonight's showdown against the Wolves stand seven points in rødtrøyenes favor.
But it is not just on the pitch that the City is struggling to be foremost in the course. At yesterday's press conference admitted Pep Guardiola that he fears that the club is not going to draw the longest straw in the search for Frenkie de Jong.
The Dutch midtbanespilleren have been identified by Guardiola as the perfect her heir after fernandinho beaches. The problem for the spaniard is that both his former employer Barcelona and PSG also strongly want De Jong.DESIRABLE: Frenkie de Jong is wanted by several of the world's best football clubs. Photo: John Thys/ AFP/NTB scanpix Show more
- It is easy if you are the only club that want a player, but about the many, many clubs want him, it is more complicated, especially if Madrid or Barcelona (also want him, journ.anm.), when you are going to lose. You are going to have to be faster and more efficient. It will be expensive for everyone, but it is what it is, " says Guardiola, according to The Telegraph.
Guardiola did not want to mention the De Jong by name on the question whether he was a man of the club so on, but the hint in the direction of a transition for the 21-year-old with five caps for the Netherlands, would be difficult.
I'm not talking about the matter about the Ajax player, because he is an Ajax player. There are many players, not just whether we should not get hold of him. But when many want a player that is more complicated. Sometimes it depends on us. You have to pay the club, the family, and talk with the player and the agents, it is the work of a madman. It is really complex, continues Guardiola.Fotballstjernene as follows in fathers footsteps Dagbladet Plus Need fernandinho beaches-substituting for
To find a long-term replacement for fernandinho beaches has become an increasingly urgent necessity for Manchester City.
the Importance of his made turned out really over juleperioden when the City lost two consecutive matches against Crystal Palace and Leicester then fernandinho beaches were out, before the 33-year-old brasilianeren was back, storspilte and was the best when Liverpool were turned right after the new year.
- It is not easy to find players with specific qualities. Fernandinhos role, specifically, is so hard to find, roses Guardiola.
- He knows the Premier League, know everything and it is so important. At the same time, this is an important objective for us to find a replacement. He is 34 and can't play several matches in a week, says Manchester City manager.the PSG in the driver's seat
the City should be willing to add about 750 million on the table for De Jong after that they are in the summer in vain attempted to bring Jorginho, who instead chose to follow his manager Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea.
Right now, however, Paris Saint-Germain will be in the driver's seat in pursuit of the Dutch 21-year-old.
The independent website Paris United, which follows the French storklubben closely, claims that De Jong should be in agreement with the reigning French series winners on a five how De Jong gets about 80 million a year.
Ajax' plan has been to keep De Jong and their other supertalent Matthijs de Ligt up to the summer. The club's sporting director, the former storspilleren, Marc Overmars will want 75 million euro for each of the Ajax-the boys and the last words are hardly said in the overgangssagaen.Used and came with the warning: – Now smells like he blood