As PSG has been pressing from the beginning of the transfer market to attract Bradley Barcola, the young Lyon forward is highly sought after in the market.
OL Transfer Market: Manchester City Interested in Bradley Barcola
For several weeks now, Bradley Barcola has been at the heart of transfer news at OL. And for a good reason, the Lyon forward is closely followed by PSG, who are doing everything they can to lure the young French player, who performed well last season with Olympique Lyonnais. For now, the Gones are uncompromising about their player, but the interest of a European heavyweight could drive up the bidding and push John Textor to let go of his young talent for a substantial sum.
Indeed, Foot Mercato asserts that Manchester City would like to recruit the young OL prospect this summer to strengthen their attack following several departures in recent months. Thus, the Manchester club might take action in this case and throw a spanner in the works for PSG, who have considered Bradley Barcola a priority since the start of the summer transfer window.
OL Wants More Than 30 Million Euros.
However, if Manchester City wants to secure the arrival of Bradley Barcola, they will need to be very convincing, as the Gones have already turned down a lucrative offer for their forward, who scored 5 goals and provided 8 assists this season. Earlier in this transfer window, Lyon rejected PSG‘s offer, estimated at 30 million euros, which was deemed too low by the management. It remains to be seen if the English club will be willing to write a bigger check to persuade Olympique Lyonnais to let go of their young talent.
In case of failure in this case, Manchester City is exploring other options. Jérémy Doku (Stade Rennais) is a considered option for the Citizens to reinforce the wing. In addition to Bradley Barcola, another young French prospect is also being tracked by Manchester City, as Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) is also of interest to the Champions League winners. PSG is also reportedly pursuing the Eagles’ player.