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Manchester City Transfer News: Benzema targeted, Pedri Swap deal and Haaland update

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Manchester City Transfer News: The Cityzens have reportedly kept their agents busy. The Pep Guardiola-led squad is looking to strengthen their squad before the 2022/23 season starts.

Update on Erling Haaland

Manchester City Transfer News: Karim Benzema targeted, Pedri Swap deal proposed, and  Erling Haaland update
Manchester City Transfer News: Karim Benzema targeted, Pedri Swap deal proposed, and Erling Haaland update

Erling Haaland is currently on the sidelines with a hip injury. In his absence, Borussia Dortmund got knocked out of the UEFA Champions Lague on Wednesday. A 3-1 loss to Sporting Lisbon sealed their fate.

According to Pundits, Manchester City are the favourites to land the Norwegian in the summer. Rio Ferdinand talked about Erling Haaland in a recent interview with BT Sport. He talked about Manchester City’s gameplay and said that he would fit well under Pep Guardiola.

The former Manchester United defender also talked about Jurgen Klopp’s gameplay. He said Liverpool relies on their wings and leave a hole in the center-forward position. Hence, Haaland’s arrival won’t suit their playing style. Rio Ferdinand added that City were the most likely to land Haaland in the Premier League.

Manchester City news: Karim Benzema to Etihad?

Manchester City Transfer News: Karim Benzema targeted, Pedri Swap deal proposed, and  Erling Haaland update
City Transfer News: Karim Benzema targeted, Pedri Swap deal proposed, and Erling Haaland update

Manchester City don’t have a well-recognised number 9 apart from Gabriel Jesus. There has been a big void that Sergio Aguero created on leaving. And none of the City players have managed to fill it yet.

Harry Kane was linked with Manchester City in the summer. But City were not able to complete the deal. It seems that the club has moved on from Harry Kane. According to El Nacional, City are targeting Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.

Karim Benzema is reportedly one of the players that Pep Guardiola likes and feels would fill the void left by Aguero. According to El Nacional, the Real Madrid number 9 has been “very receptive” to the possibility of playing in the Premier League. 

The 33-year-old has been at Real Madrid since 2009. He has scored more than 290 goals for the club in all competitions. Karim Benzema a widely renowned as one of the best players to ever represent Real Madrid. His accomplishments include winning four UEFA Champions League titles with the Spanish giants. 

City proposing a ‘Swap deal’ for Pedri 

FC Barcelona made headlines recently after news of their interest in Raheem Sterling broke. Pep Guardiola has reportedly made note of it. The Manchester City manager wants to convert it into a swap deal. 

As per El Nacional, Manchester City have proposed a swap deal that would see the 2021 Golden Boy coming to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola is reportedly very interested in the midfielder and rates him very highly. 

Manchester City are not the only ones interested in Pedri. As per reports, Bayern Munich is also interested in signing the Barcelona star. 

It seems unlikely that Xavi Hernandez would want to see Pedri leave. But given the financial situation that the club is in, there is a chance that they could sell the Spaniard for a good price. It has to be seen what decision FC Barcelona makes on the player.

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