Man City agree world-record transfer fee for defender - Soccer Times

Man City agree world-record transfer fee for defender

Man City agree world-record transfer fee for defender

Manchester City have agreed a world-record transfer fee for Croatian central defender Josko Gvardiol.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the 21-year-old is believed to have completed the first part of his medical on Wednesday ahead of his $116m transfer from RB Leipzig after an impressive two seasons in Eastern Germany.

Josko Gvardiol set for Cityzens

Gvardiol agreed personal terms last month with the treble winners and will become City’s second signing of the season following Croatian national teammate Mateo Kovacic’s move to the Etihad Stadium from Chelsea earlier in the window.

Gvardiol, who started his career at Dinamo Zagreb, joins a long list of defenders at City which includes Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Ake, and Aymeric Laporte, although City boss Pep Guardiola has decided to use central defenders as full-backs and England international Stones as a central midfield player since the beginning of the calendar year.

Leipzig’s hand was strengthened during negotiations with City due to the fact the highly-rated defender, who can also be used as a left-back, still had four years left on his current contract with the Red Bull-owned side.

This week’s most popular

Previous Post
Aleksandar Mitrovic looking to force through move to Saudi Pro League
Next Post
Newcastle agree fee for Leicester’s Harvey Barnes