5 players who could join Manchester City in the summer

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Manchester City are currently one of the best teams in the top-five leagues. The Citizens are currently on a 19-game winning streak. They even managed to keep 16 clean sheets in 26 games. It’s hard to believe that Pep Guardiola’s side needs to strengthen the squad. But five players could join the club in the summer transfer window to help achieve even more glorious things.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Levante UD played at Camp Nou Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi – Barcelona

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is one of them. The legendary player has been linked with Guardiola’s side since last year. He has less than five months left to make a decision. While City have rejected reports that say they have made contact with the player, it’s hard to believe they will not attempt to sign a player who doesn’t need to be described.

Romelu Lukaku sends message to Manchester United trio and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Inter win
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Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan

In contrast, City could reportedly pay £93.75m+£6.6m-a-year for signing Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku. The Citizens considering him as a replacement for Sergio Aguero. The Argentina international is out of contract this summer and could leave the club. In that case, Guardiola will be left with only Gabriel Jesus in the attack. The Athletic reports Lukaku is considered an option. The Belgian international has scored 54 goals and made nine assists in 78 games for Inter.

Denis Zakaria in action for Borussia Mönchengladbach
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Denis Zakaria – Borussia Mönchengladbach

Manchester City have also moved into position for Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria. The 24-year-old is among the players whose contract expire in 2022. In order to prevent Zakaria from leaving the club as a free agent in 2022, SportBild explains they could look to sell him and Man City could be a possible destination for him. Fernandinho’s deal at Etihad expires in the summer and should he decide to leave, Zakaria can be an ideal replacement for the experienced player.

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland
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Erling Haaland -Borussia Dortmund

If Manchester City want to sign an ideal replacement for Sergio Aguero, then the best option is, of course, Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund. His remarkable numbers speak for themselves. The 20-year-old is still developing, but the evidence shows he should be able to score, contribute and prosper regardless of footballing style or system. According to the latest report from 90min, Manchester City are considering a double offer worth over £100m for Borussia Dortmund pair Haaland and his teammate Giovanni Reyna. Haaland has a family link with the club, as his father Alf-Inge’s played for City.

Giovanni Reyna of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and TSG Hoffenheim at the Signal Iduna Park on February 13, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images)
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Giovanni Reyna- Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City are said to be keen on adding Dortmund youngster, Giovanni Reyna. The USA international is still only 18 but is already a regular for Dortmund. Reyna, who was born in England but holds US citizenship, has scored four times and assisted another six this term. His father, USMNT centurion Claudio Reyna spent three-and-a-half years with the club between 2003 and 2007.

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