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Man City set to close out Josko Gvardiol by the end of the week

Manchester City is set to finalize a record-breaking deal to acquire RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol by the end of the week.

The Croatian international, who has been linked with several top European clubs in the past year, is poised to join Manchester City. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Josko Gvardiol deal is worth a whopping £86m (€90m/$98m) inclusive of add-ons, and Gvardiol is scheduled for a medical at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.

With this signing, Gvardiol will become the most expensive defender in football history, surpassing the previous record of £80m (€87m/$96m) paid by Manchester United to Leicester City for Harry Maguire in 2019.

The addition of Gvardiol is a significant boost to Manchester City’s defense, which was already one of the Premier League’s strongest last season, conceding only 33 goals, a joint-best record with Newcastle United.

Following Mateo Kovacic’s £25m (€29m/$32m) transfer from Chelsea earlier this summer, Josko Gvardiol will be joining his fellow Croatian international in Manchester City. Kovacic expressed his confidence in Gvardiol’s abilities, stating that he is “ready” for the move to City and believes he will showcase the “best version of himself” at the club.

After winning their fifth Premier League title in six seasons, Manchester City is showing no signs of complacency. Mateo Kovacic’s signing is considered a significant addition to the squad, but Pep Guardiola is not content yet.

The acquisition of Gvardiol is a notable move, and Guardiola is actively seeking to strengthen the squad further to fill the void left by players like Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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