Man City will make a’sacrifice’ in order to sign both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish in a £225 million deal.
Pep Guardiola wants to add English firepower to his team this summer.
According to rumors, Manchester City are willing to make a huge sacrifice in order to sign both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer. Pep Guardiola is aiming to add English firepower to his squad for the 2021/22 season.
Bernardo Silva, meanwhile, may be on his way out of City to help raise finances for the arrivals of Grealish and Kane.
The 26-year-old had a difficult season in 2020/21, struggling to establish himself as a regular starter in Guardiola’s Premier League-winning team.
Bernardo only had five goals and nine assists in 45 appearances, and he only started 24 league games.
Bernardo might be the current team member to suffer as Guardiola looks to improve the appearance of his attack as City pursue Champions League victory.
The Sun claims that City must sell one of their stars to bankroll their surprise double bid for Grealish and Kane.
According to the article, the player in question is most likely Bernardo Silva, a Portuguese midfielder.
Kane is ‘on the verge’ of completing a £160 million move to the Etihad Stadium, and Grealish’s arrival would bring the total necessary to north of £225 million.
According to The Sun, City would not need to sell many first-team players because recent outgoings have progressively increased Guardiola’s transfer fund.
City have yet to reinvest the £45 million they earned when Leroy Sane joined Bayern Munich last summer.
The permanent departures of Lukas Nmecha, Jack Harrison, and Angelino have also brought in some much-needed funds so far in the transfer window.
Jadon Sancho’s £73 million move to Manchester United has netted City £11 million thanks to a clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract.
Ivan Ilic, a Serbian midfielder, is scheduled to join Hellas Verona on a permanent basis for £12 million, while Patrick Roberts, Pedro Porro, and Yangel Herrera are also expected to depart.
This summer, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, and Gabriel Jesus have all been linked with departures.
Guardiola has made it obvious that he wants to improve his attacking options, and bringing in Grealish and Kane is a surefire method to do so.
If City must sell a heavyweight in addition to their other departures this summer, Bernardo is likely to be the attacker ‘sacrificed.’
After all, he had previously expressed a desire to play in Spain and was anticipated to go last summer. Perhaps that will happen this time.