Manchester City agree to sign defender Gvardiol

O manchester city is close to announcing the signing of defender Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the English team reached an agreement with the German team for the 21-year-old defender, and confirmation should happen in the coming days.

The international press says that the British will pay something around 100 million euros (R$ 537 million), which will make Gvardiol the most expensive defender in history. Also according to Romano, the Croatian has already completed part of the medical tests.

Josko Gvardiol will become the most expensive defender in football history –

Josko Gvardiol will become the most expensive defender in football history –

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This is one of the great soap operas of the transfer window and it’s been going on for over a month. Manchester City have had a verbal arrangement with the defender for some time now. and is now close to finalizing the entire operation.

If official, the signing of Gvardiol will be City’s second for the 2023/24 season. Pep Guardiola’s team has so far announced midfielder Mateo Kovacic, the defender’s compatriot. Other names, however, may come to the club.

In the 2022/23 season, Gvardiol entered the field 41 times, with three goals scored. In all, there are 87 games for RB Leipzig, with five goals and three assists, in addition to two German Cup titles. At the 2022 World Cup, he was one of the main names in the Croatia national team, which finished in third place.

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