Pep Guardiola has admitted that Josuco Gervinho is undergoing a medical at Manchester City.
City will take on Arsenal in the English Football Association (FA) Community Shield at Wembley Stadium in London, England, at 7:00 a.m. ET.
In his pre-match press conference, Guardiola was asked about Gervinho. “It’s a very beautiful name. He’s undergoing medicals now. I hope to finalize the transfer in the next few hours or days.” In effect, he confirmed the signing.
City won the treble last season. They won the English Premier League (EPL) over Arsenal, then won the FA Cup with a Manchester derby victory over Manchester United. They even toppled Inter Milan to win the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Having done it all, City will have to work hard to defend their trophies next season.
This summer, they only signed Mateo Kovacic. Ilkay Gundogan is gone, while Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker have been linked with moves away. Looking to bolster their squad, City have pushed for the signing of Gbadiol. With the likes of Jermain Defoe, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, and Nathan Ake, City are looking to build one of the best defenses in Europe.
Gbardiol is the best center back in Europe right now. Born in 2002, Gvardiol grew up in Dinamo Zagreb and played for the Croatian A team from a young age. During his time at Dinamo Zagreb, he was considered to be the future of the Croatian national team’s defense. His physicality and defensive discipline earned him plenty of opportunities in the Zagreb first team.
This led to a call-up to the Croatia A team, where he played at UEFA Euro 2020. Being a left-footed center back is a specialty. He’s physically strong, defensively sound, and forward, and his versatility to play both left center back and left back makes him even more valuable. This means you can use him to change your defensive tactics according to the situation and the opponent.
Gvardiol moved to Leipzig in 2021 to further develop and become a first-team defender, where he has become one of the best center backs in the German Bundesliga. His physicality, defensive ability, left-footed build-up and forward movement make him everything a modern center back should be. It’s a skill set and experience that deserves a high price tag. Considering his age, he’s sure to improve in the future. He’s a world-class center back who can only get better.스포츠토토
City have been trying to sign Gvardiol and seemed to be close to a deal, but there has been little news of late. Then, on April 4, transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted, “Gervinho has signed the paperwork for City. City will pay 90 million euros. He will travel to Manchester to undergo the first medical. He will be the most expensive center back in history.”
With even Guardiola admitting it, Gervinho’s move to City is official. Barring a major upset, he will soon break the record for the most expensive center back in football history.