Puma Eve - The Transfer Round-Up (30/06/19)
Good Evening! We have made it through the month of June, and hopefully July will see more progress than the former. The big Puma event is tonight, a signing rumoured to be made in the “next 24 hours” and more in your daily transfer roundup!
Would he stay or would he go? The question we asked for weeks seems to have finally got its answer, but it remains to be seen when the Rodri deal will get done. The Daily Mail believes the Spanish midfielder will complete his move on Monday. The £63 million fee will be a club record for City, for a player tipped to be Busquet's successor for his national side. However, according to Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News, the announcement will instead be made in the next couple weeks. At least they’re both under the impression their is an announcement to come…
For weeks it seemed like a question of when and not if Joao Cancelo would be joining Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium. But, recent developments have put this into doubt. The deal has always been reliant on Danilo’s departure from the club, and with Inter Milan withdrawing their interest and Juventus not being interested in a swap deal, this has proven difficult. Along with this, Leonardo Spinazzola has made the move from the Italian Champions to Roma, lessening the need for Cancelo’s departure. Coming today to add to these developments, a certain German team have entered the race for the Portuguese international. Calciomercato reports today that City are set to face competition for the signature of Joao Cancelo from Bayern Munich. The club have begun discussions with Juventus about a potential move. Will Bayern finally land one of their targets?
Nottingham Forest are remaining confident of signing Aro Muric on a season-long loan, according to the Nottingham Post. The club have changed management this week, but are only waiting for the last bit of red tape to be confirmed, before a deal will be completed.
In connection with Muric’s potential move, City are looking to secure a third-choice keeper for the upcoming season. From Daily Star Sport, Asier Riesgo of SD Eibar looks set to complete his move to Manchester “in the next few days.” There's also a view he could become a youth goalkeeping coach once he retires.
A Medical Record Required For Manga
Besiktas have submitted a loan offer to Manchester City for defender Eliaquim Mangala according to Sports Witness. City are ready to accept bids for the former France international but Besiktas will need to convince both parties to opt for a loan move. The other problem arises from his fitness, hence they've asked for his medical records.