Manchester City, who achieved the treble, is paying attention to Japanese national winger Kaoru Mitoma (26, Brighton).
The British media’Daily Star’ said on the 6th (Korean time),
“Manchester City are watching Mitoma as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez (Al Ahli).”
Mahrez scored 78 goals and provided 59 assists in 236 games during his five-year career at Manchester City. 토토
Manchester City contributed greatly to winning the English Premier League
the European Football Federation Champions League, and the English Football Association (FA) Cup.
Manchester City needed a card to replace the departure of Mahrez, who technically breaks down the opponent’s defense from the side.
Mitoma is a striker with considerable dribbling strength and caught the eye of big clubs last season scoring seven goals in the Premier League.
Many clubs wanted Mitoma, who had excellent personal skills.
Chelsea and Arsenal, as if they judged that they had adapted to the Premier League through Brighton, also contacted Mitoma behind the scenes.
In the midst of this, Manchester City, who need to strengthen the side, is expected to join in earnest.
Perhaps hinting at this, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised Mitoma greatly during pre-season.
Coach Guardiola, who visited Japan last month, called Mitoma “an incredibly good player” and praised him, saying, “Mitoma is playing well under the manager who suits him.
Last season, his performance was very good.”
As much as Guardiola was impressed with Mitoma, Manchester City seduces Brighton with abundant resources.
According to the Daily Star, Manchester City will invest 50 million pounds (about 83 billion won) in the recruitment of Mitoma.
With the start of the new season soon, it is predicted that if Brighton stubbornly resist, they will spend more than £50m on the transfer fee.
Brighton is expected to show a move to protect Mitoma as much as possible.
After sending Alexis MacAllister, who was the core of the midfield, to Liverpool, he ruled out the departure of additional key resources.
There is a high possibility that Mitoma will not give up as well as he has rejected numerous offers from Chelsea that want Moses Caicedo.