Date set for potential arrival of Josko Gvardiol at Manchester City as ‘no way back’ order issued for first-team star

Date set for potential arrival of Josko Gvardiol at Manchester City as ‘no way back’ order issued for first-team star

According to reports, Manchester City may be preparing to welcome Josko Gvardiol to the Etihad Stadium after the start of the Premier League season. However, discussions regarding the transfer have slowed down in recent days, despite earlier claims that a transfer fee had been agreed upon with the Bundesliga club for the talented Croatian central defender.

The situation surrounding the 21-year-old’s potential move is just one part of a larger picture of player movements at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City is currently facing uncertainties concerning the futures of players such as Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva.

As the summer transfer window progresses, Manchester City’s dealings have been a subject of media attention, with the 37th day of the window already passed.

RB Leipzig director, Max Eberl: “There is no agreement with Man City [for Josko Gvardiol]. Not even close… The fact is City would like to have him. Currently we are still very far apart. The transfer of [Dominik] Szoboszlai has secured us financially. We don’t need the money. We would prefer Joško to stay… We are not a club that blocks anything. We are transparent. But we have our ideas and want them to be implemented…

“A lot has been written anyway and the latest information about Joško [Gvardiol] surprised us all. But as you can see: Josko is here [at the club’s pre-season training camp] – so it’s not true… He didn’t do a medical – not that we know. And I don’t think he did it behind our backs because he’s just a professional…” (Sky Germany)

Manchester City is still determined to secure Josko Gvardiol as their top priority during the transfer window, and they are optimistic about his eventual arrival, even though an agreement hasn’t been reached in time for him to join their pre-season tour.

The club is currently hesitant to meet RB Leipzig’s asking price for Gvardiol, as Leipzig believes their valuation is fair due to the defender’s higher release clause next summer. (Reports by Simon Bajkowski, Manchester Evening News, and Simon Stone, BBC Sport)

A potential transfer of Josko Gvardiol to Manchester City is not something that will be decided on Deadline Day. The implications, both in terms of sports and finances, are significant, prompting RB Leipzig to seek clarity in the coming weeks. If Manchester City is genuinely interested in signing Gvardiol, they should aim to finalize the deal by mid-August.

Contrary to recent rumors, Manchester City has no realistic chance of acquiring either Barcelona’s Raphinha or RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo. This is because Riyad Mahrez’s move to a Saudi Arabian club is progressing, which likely affects any potential signings. (Reports by Philipp Hinze, Sky, and Vayam Lahoti, City Xtra)

Date set for potential arrival of Josko Gvardiol at Manchester City as ‘no way back’ order issued for first-team star

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