Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is looking to sign Borussia Dortmund’s young midfielder Julian Weigl in the next transfer window.
A year ago, before the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City wanted to sign this young pass master. According to Sky Germany, City had offered €25 million for Julian Weigl, but the deal didn’t go through.
Weigl, 21, signed for BVB in 2015, and has quickly established himself in the role of a key midfielder. Having sold İlkay Gündoğan to Manchester City recently, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to hold on to their promising youngster.
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According to Sport Bild, Weigl is a target for many other teams, including the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and AC Milan. It won’t be easy for City, as their rivals Manchester United are also in the race to sign the player.
Julian Weigl has a contract with Borussia Dortmund till 2019. However, the fact that he is underpaid at the German club makes it more possible for Manchester City to snatch him up. Reports suggest that City are ready to offer the midfielder four times his current salary in order to secure his signature.
City are currently looking for a perfect midfield partner for Gündoğan, and Weigl could be the best solution for Guardiola. Despite Yaya Toure’s recent comeback to first team football, the fact that his contract ends in one year is an issue of serious concern for the club.
Weigl is now regarded as the primary target for Pep Guardiola in the next transfer window, but City will have to face a stiff competition from all the rivals to complete the signing.