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Josko Gvardiol: Manchester City in advanced talks with RB Leipzig for the transfer of the Croatian defender -Dlight News

Manchester City are in advanced talks with RB Leipzig to sign central defender Josko Gvardiol.

Sky Sports News However, he understands that the champions have not yet made a formal offer.

RB sporting general director Max Eberl has confirmed that the clubs are in talks.

He also told local media. Leipziger-Volkszeitung: “Josko and his advisors have informed us of their desire to move to Manchester City”.

Gvardiol is a left-footed international centre-back from Croatia coveted by several top clubs.

Chelsea and Tottenham wanted to sign him last year.

Leipzig defender Gvardiol promotion chart

From a goal-scoring display of his talents to a humiliation at the Etihad, Josko Gvardiol’s two meetings with Manchester City in the Champions League last season could not have been more different.

In the first leg of the round of 16, the man in the mask for Croatia at the World Cup showed why, at just 21 years old, he is one of the most highly rated young defenders in the world and coveted by the best clubs in Europe. . His mature defensive display was capped off by a commanding header to equalize for the German club.

Three weeks later, RB Leipzig were beaten 7-0 in Manchester, with no answer to the powers of Erling Haaland’s five goals. It was a punishing experience for Gvardiol. But perhaps one that will add to his drive to get to the top of the game.

He certainly does not seem to have diminished his position in the eyes of his suitors.

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Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 14 and closes at 11pm on September 1 in England and midnight in Scotland?

Keep up to date with the latest transfer news and rumors on our dedicated Transfer Center blog at sky sports‘digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins and outs and analysis of Sky Sports News.

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