Journalist drops big Man City transfer update, Pep will be eviscerated – opinion



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Manchester City face the very real prospect of losing yet another deep option to their Premier League rivals.

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This is according to a report by the Italian journalist Mat Moretto de Relevo who claim title rivals Chelsea are “closer” to signing Nathan Ake.

Taking to his personal Twitter account to post the update, Moretto said:

“Chelsea are working to seal off the first signing in defence: City’s Nathan Aké closes in. On the table nearly 40 million.

Pep is going to be drained

Cityzens face the prospect of losing four players in the space of days, with Gabriel Jesus moving to Arsenal, Fernandinho returning to Brazil, Raheem Sterling possible move to a deeper shade of blue at Chelsea , and now Ake’s potential transfer. to follow what would be a return to his former club.

Little by little, Pep is losing depth options to rival teams which will surely be a blow for the Spaniard.

The Dutch international has made 14 Premier League appearances this season, replacing centre-back nine times and left-back five times. Those appearances accounted for 920 minutes on the pitch.

And while it’s not a bad streak of minutes in a ferociously good City side, the fact that he made just 40 appearances in all competitions for Pep’s side in the two years he has Being there doesn’t bode very well for a player who is looking for regular minutes in the build-up to his early years as a footballer.

The fact that he is still between two positions is not a positive either, and with the World Cup fast approaching, a move to Chelsea to take Rudiger’s place as a first-choice left centre-back in perhaps a three-man defensive system would be the ideal move for the 27-year-old.

If City are to lose Ake, only time will tell if Pep will bring in a replacement or dive into his youth options.

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