Transfer Round-Up (03/06/2019)

We’re going to have to call this the Rodri and Leroy Sané update soon because that’s all that seems to be coming out of the world of Manchester City at the moment. Here’s all the news from the past day.

IT’S ALL A BIT INSANÉ

The latest update in the saga linking Leroy Sané away from the Etihad comes from Kicker. They’re reporting that Manchester City had initially signalled to Bayern Munich that they were willing to sell Leroy Sané, however they now want to retain his services.

It remains unclear whether Pep Guardiola wants to continue with Leroy Sané or it’s a way of increasing his price. The Bayern president has had his say once again, “We have to be a bit sceptical,” Uli Hoeneß stated, “It’s rather unlikely that it will be done. It’s about the figures that are madness.”

I’m sure we all just want this over now, but it’s very likely it’ll drone on for a little longer yet.

THE RODRI CLOCK

Tick tock goes the Rodri clock. One day he’s staying, one day he’s coming. When will this hell end? Just like Sané, no one knows.

The first update of the day comes from AS, Rodri has not made a decision on his future, despite studying various options for the last 15 days, however it is almost certain that he will decide this week. It is believed that Rodri is now closer to staying with Atletico than joining Man City this summer.

Then only two hours later, COPE says Atletico Madrid will ‘give up’ on Rodri as he is expected to leave Wanda Metropolitano in the summer. Rodri’s age and quality, coupled with his €70m release clause, have made clubs like Manchester City put him on their agenda for next season. 

Sometimes I wonder whether Rodri has thought about it as much as the press has.

BRUNO SPEAKS OUT

Bruno Fernandes to Manchester City seems as good as off but the Portuguese star has spoken on his admiration for Pep Guardiola; “I’ve always seen England as my dream. Regardless of the names of the clubs, in England there are many that I would like to represent. [Pep] Guardiola advocates a supportive and beautiful football, with good pressure at the moment of the ball loss.” Fernandes continued the praise for individuals at the Etihad Stadium by showing his admiration for Bernardo Silva.

He’s still favourites to join the Blues amongst the bookies, but major Manchester City news outlets still deny any interest.


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