Manchester City, which has become stronger, has “a transfer fee of 130 billion won + a five-year contract + back number 24” genius DF Gvardiol. “Building the most expensive center back line.”
Manchester City announced on its website on the 6th (Korea Standard Time) that it has recruited Yoshko Gvardiol from Leipzig, Germany. The contract period is five years, and the transfer fee is not disclosed, but it is known to be around 77 million pounds (about 128.3 billion won). Britain’s “BBC” and “Sky Sports” reported on the 2nd that “Man City has agreed to recruit Gvardiol for £77 million in transfer fees.”
“I’ve always dreamed of playing for England one day,” said the Bardiol, who will be number 24 for Manchester City. “It’s an honor to be with Manchester City,” he said. “Anyone who watched Manchester City’s game last season knows that they are the best team in the world. “The achievement of the treble speaks to the quality of the team,” he said. “It’s amazing to have the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola. “My game will improve under the best soccer coach,” he said.
Manchester City has established the ‘most expensive central defense line’ by recruiting Gvardiol. Manchester City’s main center back Hoobeng Dias’ estimated ransom is 80 million pounds (133.3 billion won), the world’s most expensive, according to soccer statistics site TransferMarkt. On top of that, Gvardiol, who boasted the second-highest estimated ransom (·75 million, Transfermarkt), was held in Manchester City’s arms with a higher-than-expected transfer fee. The combined ransom of Dias and Gvardiol amounts to 157 million pounds and 261.7 billion won in Korean currency.
Manchester City, which became the world’s best club by achieving a treble last season, has started to strengthen its power. “Captain” Ilkay Gündoan left for Barcelona and brought Matteo Kovacic to the vacant position. The top priority is the center back. Manchester City has high-quality center backs such as Hoobeng Dias and Aimeric Laporte, but it is regrettable in Deps. Nathan Ake plays mostly on the side, while John Stones plays more as a midfielder. Manchester City cleared LaPorte, who is suffering from frequent injuries, and sought to recruit a new center back.
The bardiol was ranked first. Born in 2002, Gvardiol is called a genius defender. Gvardiol, who has all the virtues a defender must have, is considered the best center back in the Bundesliga. At the last Qatar World Cup, stock prices rose further as he played a big role in the Croatian national team uniform. From the first group match to the third-place match against Morocco, they all played. In particular, he scored a goal in the third-place match, playing a major role in Croatia’s third-place finish. Recently, with the advantage of being a valuable left-footed center back in European football, the evaluation is further rising. The bardiol can play as a left fullback as well as a center back. He is not tall, but his fast speed and smart play stand out. In particular, it is evaluated that the build-up is excellent.
Manchester City worked hard to recruit the Bardiol early on. Romano has delivered links between Manchester City and Gbardiol since late June. He said, “Man City has now reached a personal agreement with Yoshko Gvardiol.” He then said, “Coach Guardiola thinks highly of Gvardiol,” adding, “Discussions between clubs will begin soon.” Leipzig wants to protect the Bardiol. I wouldn’t sell him for less than 100 million euros. Leipzig wants to make Gvardiol the most expensive centre-back in history.’ 토토사이트먹튀
There was a tug-of-war over the transfer fee. Romano wrote his signature “here we go,” but German media refuted it, saying it has not yet been agreed. Leipzig’s attitude was adamant. At the end of last month, the airflow changed little by little. The guidelines are out. The Daily Mail said, “Leipzig wants to conclude by the 12th.” Negotiations have picked up speed. An agreement was reached in less than a week. Initially, it was not 100 million euros that Leipzig wanted, but it was a large amount of 90 million euros.
Romano said, “Gvardiol will be the most expensive center back in history.” However, BBC reporter Simon Stone stressed, “Man City brought Gvardiol at a high price as expected, but it is not the highest transfer fee in the English Premier League history.” It is reported that the Bardiol deal did not include additional costs. Reporter Stone continued, “Leipzig wanted the highest transfer fee ever, but Manchester City’s efforts resulted in a relatively low transfer fee.” The highest center back ever was £80 million paid by Manchester United when it recruited Harry Maguire from Leicester City in 2019.