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Manchester City told how much they will need to pay to sign VfB Stuttgart's Borna Sosa

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Manchester City told how much they will need to pay to sign VfB Stuttgart's Borna Sosa

Manchester City’s pursuit of a left-back this summer has been there for all to see.

Now, in the latest development on the situation, the Premier League champions have received the transfer fee demands for their newest target. 

Left-back has been a sore spot for Pep Guardiola’s side for nearly the entire length of his tenure so far. 

Having made only one signing in the position since the summer of 2016, the Catalan manager has been forced to use a variety of players to fill the role.

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Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, Fabian Delph, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Joao Cancelo have all featured on the left-defensive flank for Manchester City, despite each of those players being signed to play in different positions. 

With Oleksandr Zinchenko’s recent move to Premier League rivals Arsenal, City find themselves with only two senior full-backs in the squad with the opening weekend now upon us.

Arsenal midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko (35) during the game between Chelsea and Arsenal on July 23, 2022 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fl.
Arsenal midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko (35) during the game between Chelsea and Arsenal on July 23, 2022 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fl.
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As a result, the Etihad Stadium hierarchy have embarked on a frantic search to find a suitable left-back to bring in before the window shuts. 

Manchester City appeared keen on securing a deal for the now-former Brighton man Marc Cucurella, but with the two clubs unwilling to budge on their vastly different valuations of the Spaniard, a deal fell through. 

Moving on from Cucurella, the Etihad club appear to have set their sights on VfB Stuttgart wide-man Borna Sosa, who has impressed for the German club since their return to the top-flight in 2020.

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Borna Sosa is on Manchester City's radar (dpa picture alliance / Alamy)
Borna Sosa is on Manchester City's radar (dpa picture alliance / Alamy)

Sosa’s price tag appears to be a kinder one for the Blues when compared to the finances agreed by Chelsea in their successful drive for Cucurella. 

According to a new report from BILD, and relayed by Sport Witness, the Bundesliga club will be in search of a fee between €20 million and €25 million from Manchester City for the 24 year-old’s services.

While reports early in the summer suggested that Italian giants Juventus were also keen on bringing in Sosa, the new report from BILD claims that Manchester City will face no competition for the player.

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While City have been known to not make any hasty decisions in the transfer market in recent years, the club will start to feel the pressure to get a deal over the line and tie down some more depth in the full-back ranks. 

Pep Guardiola’s men kick-off their Premier League campaign this weekend with a trip to East London to face off with West Ham United.

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Featured Image Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours, Premier League, Football, Transfers, Bundesliga

Adam Booker
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