Pep Guardiola Pondering Over Bundesliga Raid

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly eyeing a swoop for three of Borussia Monchengladbach’s star players.

German newspaper Bild reports that Pep Guardiola is currently interested in bringing Borussia Monchengladbach trio Thorgan Hazard, Mahmoud Dahoud, and Andreas Christensen to the Etihad next summer.

Guardiola was reportedly talking to Max Eberl, Monchengladbach’s sporting director, after City’s recent match against the Germans, over the trio’s availability.

Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother to Chelsea’s much more famous Eden Hazard, has played as a Monchengladbach player for the past two season, but is hoping to emulate the success of his elder brother.

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Andrea Christensen, 20, who is currently on loan at the German club from Chelsea, is expected to become a permanent Monchengladbach player after the expiry of his loan, but Guardiola will be hoping to intercept.

Lastly, Mahmoud Dahoud is a 20-year-old German U21 International, and is currently one of the hottest German prospects on the market. He joined Monchengladbach in 2014 after passing through their Youth academy.

Dahoud made his name last season, after he commanded the Monchengladbach midfield with Granit Xhaka (who now plays for Arsenal). Liverpool and Juventus are also believed to be interested in the 20-year-old.

Borussia Monchengladbach travelled to Manchester this week as the Citizens faced them during their first Champions League football of the season. However, the match was delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions, and had to be played the next day as a result.

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Manchester City managed to thump the German side, scoring four goals in total, with Sergio Aguero bagging a hat-trick.

Pep Guardiola spent more than £150 million this past summer, and has already started seeing results from his rebuffed squad. The Citizens haven’t lost a single match this season, both in Europe and in the league.

The Catalan manager will be hoping to continue this form with the club as he tries to improve on the club’s league finish last season (4th place).


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