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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola a fan of Chelsea target Anthony Gordon

Srinivas Sadhanand

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola a fan of Chelsea target Anthony Gordon

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reported to have his sights set on the Everton winger Anthony Gordon.

Assessing Manchester City’s transfer window as a whole, it is a challenge to pinpoint any flaws.

The club fulfilled their need to find a replacement for club legend Sergio Agüero by completing the addition of not just Julian Alvarez, but one of Europe’s best strikers in Erling Haaland as well.

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland

With a declining Fernandinho departing the Sky Blues this summer as well, the Sky Blues freshened things up by signing one of the Premier League’s finest defensive midfielders in Kalvin Phillips.

Phillips joined the Sky Blues from Leeds United in a £42 million deal in July.

The signings of goalkeeper Stefan Ortega and left-back Sergio Gomez take the Blues' summer arrivals to five, during a window which has seen a significant revamp of Pep Guardiola's squad.

To top things off, it seems as if Bernardo Silva’s move to Barcelona is off the table, with him opting to stay at City.

Despite the overwhelming success experienced by the Sky Blues in the summer market, there are some that have pointed out that the club are still in need of a successor for Raheem Sterling.

With the 27-year old returning to London by signing for Chelsea, Manchester City have had to bid farewell to their club’s top scorer across all competitions during Pep Guardiola’s reign.

Aside from his incredible output, there are many that have claimed that the Englishman was the only direct winger at the Etihad Stadium, with his presence likely to be sorely missed.

Keeping that in mind, a fresh transfer target has seemingly caught the eye of Pep Guardiola at City.

As per a report by Paul Joyce and Tom Roddy of the Times, the City boss is reportedly a fan of Everton’s Anthony Gordon.

Recently, the Toffees wideman has been in the news, with Chelsea understood to be interested in completing his signature.

However, it is widely reported that Frank Lampard’s side have rejected a £45 million bid from Thomas Tuchel’s men.

Much like Sterling, Gordon is blessed with incredible pace, quick feet and an engine that allows him to be one of the most relentless pressers in the league.

At just 21 years of age, the Liverpool-born wideman is touted to be a superstar in the making, playing a major role in Everton’s miraculous quest to survival last term.

While a move for Anthony Gordon would make sense from the perspective that City only have ball-to-feet wingers such as Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Cole Palmer in their ranks, the steep price tag may put the club off from making a move.

Topics: Manchester City, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours, Chelsea, Everton

Srinivas Sadhanand
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