Erling Holland and four other discounted Man City transfers could be targeted in January
Manchester City and elite clubs across Europe could take a step back in terms of deals in the transfer market.
Having won a third Premier League title in four seasons – in addition to winning another Carabao Cup – the key figures responsible for the Etihad Stadium’s revenue and expenses have completed their summer signings to different effect.
Indeed, City threw £100m Jack Grelish behind his rocking display for his beloved home club Aston Villa.
However, in subsequent action for Harry Kane and returning Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, they were unsuccessful, while Pep Guardiola also did not sign a new option at left-back.
Here we’ll take a closer look at five players City can target at a discount through the January window.
Paulo Dybala – The Argentine is not an out-of-striker striker, he is a specialist in the ‘fake 9’ and could be seen as a potential option for City in this area, especially at the back that Kane and Ronaldo did not have in the summer. With over 100 goals for Juventus Turin, Dibala – like everyone else here, except for the man below – is without a contract in 2022.
Erling Halland – Technically not without a contract next summer, elite clubs across Europe are gearing up to fight for his top-scoring serve. At one point this season, the release clause, which is said to be worth £75m, had to come into effect meaning Borussia Dortmund may have to pay off the Dutch asset sooner than desired or expected. Is that a priority for City?
Marcel Halstenberg – It’s a subtle choice for a left-back in this market, as City realized as they made similar pursuits ahead of the 2021/2022 season. Halstenberg is a solid choice in this regard. The national player with 9 internationals is not Germany’s first choice, but has been an integral part of the team at RB Leipzig since his move from St. Pauli to the club in 2015.
Killian Mbape – Had it been a bit earlier on the final day of the match, the sensation for France might have been declared a Real Madrid player. However, PSG for a huge fee turned down a £137m advance, risking losing Mbappe for free next summer. Real are tough favorites for a transfer, but the Premier League champions are also inescapable.
Pedry-The prospect of Barcelona losing a highly regarded product to the world-famous La Masia academy would have been unthinkable in recent years. However, the Spanish giants faced serious problems in recent seasons and even Lionel Messi had to leave. Playmaker Pedry – just 18 years old – already has a club and state starter, the world of football at his feet.