FOOTBALL – Man City Mercato: Pep Guardiola close to signing in Ligue 2
Man City Mercato : Coach of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola would look at the Ligue 2. He would be interested in a young man from Le Havre.
Man City Mercato: Guardiola targets AC Le Havre star
Manchester City is still fighting with Liverpool in the league and in the Champions League and can still achieve the double. The Skyblues‘ management is already preparing for the next season. The reigning English champion could make a move to Ligue 2 this summer. RMC Sport assures that the Premier League leader is interested in Ilyes Benlebsir. He is 17 years old and plays as a defensive midfielder for AC Le Havre’s U19 team. Although he has not yet made it to the first team, the young midfielder is already of interest to other European clubs. But the Cityzens want to keep the competition out of the picture.
Already an offer from City for the nugget of HAC?
The radio assures that Manchester City is already in action for the transfer of Ilyes Benlebsir. The source reveals that the English club has made a first offer of 700,000 euros for the nugget of AC Le Havre. But this one would have been rejected by the Normandy club. The resident of League 2 would have rejected this proposal from Manchester. He would wait for more to let go of their nugget. Otherwise, Paul Le Guen would like to keep his young midfielder to see him progress. As for the main player, also courted by French and Spanish clubs, he has not yet decided on his future.
With the future departure of Fernandinho, the club trained by Pep Guardiola intends to strengthen its midfield. Ilyes Benlebsir is still far from claiming to ensure the succession of the Brazilian, Manchester City would target a midfielder playing in La Liga. The Skyblues would have ticked the name of Mikel Merino. The 25-year-old midfielder plays for Real Sociedad, a club with which he is still under contract until 2025. His market value is estimated at millions of euros on Transfermarkt.