Manchester City stars are reportedly confident that Pep Guardiola will succeed in signing Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker in a £100million deal.
According to a report by The Mirror, Guardiola has been eyeing both Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Tottenham Hotspur full-back Walker as his top priority summer targets, and stars from Etihad are convinced that they are done deals.
Guardiola had managed to sign Sanchez once when he was still in charge of Barcelona, and it looks like he might do it yet again.
Sanchez has been pretty open about facing three years of disappointment while playing for Arsenal. Although the Chilean star has played well for the Gunners and established himself as one of their key players, the club itself has failed to do anything outstanding.
In fact, recent reports even suggested that Sanchez will be out of Arsenal by the end of this season if the Gunners fail to qualify to the Champions League, so it looks like Pep Guardiola can lure him to the club with the prospect of playing Champions League football.
Adding Sanchez to a line-up which already contains players like Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane will mean that Guardiola will be spoilt for choice when it comes to player rotation.
City’s attack has been one of the strongest this season and the club would want to maintain that especially with Champions League football looming ahead next season.
While they had a blistering attack, City’s defensive woes were evident since their back line crumpled on several occasions. Guardiola has been in the market to sign a defender for quite some time, even more so after reports emerging of Pablo Zabaleta’s possible exit.
This is where Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker comes in. Walker is looking for a way out of Tottenham after a fall-out with manager Mauricio Pochettino. The defender is looking to increase his wages and Guardiola will be happy to offer him that.
Walker has had a disappointing season at the Spurs and even lost out on his place to Kieran Trippier. Chelsea have also been linked with a move to sign Walker, but it looks like Guardiola will emerge as a front-runner in doing so.