Manchester City reach agreement with RB Leipzig for Joško Gvardiol

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are on the verge of signing Joško Gvardiol from RB Leipzig.

An agreement has finally been made between the two clubs regarding the fee for Gvardiol. Leipzig had originally rejected Manchester City’s proposal of €90m for the Croatian defender, as the Saxons were demanding €100m in order to make Gvardiol the most expensive defender in world football. 

The 21-year-old had already agreed personal terms with the English and European champions in order to accelerate to deal. It is understood that Gvardiol has undergone the final parts of his medical today as the deal looks set to be confirmed.

Since joining Leipzig in the summer of 2021 from Dinamo Zagreb, the Croatian has featured 87 times for the German side scoring five goals and collecting three assists. During this time, Gvardiol has captured two successive DFB-Pokal titles in what has been a successful time in Saxony.

However, with his move away from the club to be expected, Leipzig have identified potential replacements for the 21-year-old. While El Chadaille Bitshiabu has already been signed from PSG, Leipzig have set their sights on Lyon’s Castello Lukeba.

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