The Boys Are Back In Town – The Transfer Round-Up (17/07/19)

Good Evening Blues! For the first time in what seems like forever transfer gossip took a backseat because City are back! A fun game to watch with some impressive performances from some of the youngsters. Don’t worry though, we have you covered with the transfer news you may have missed!

Good Luck Philippe!

Philippe Sandler has joined RSC Anderlecht on a season long loan, made official today. The youngster spent a lot of time this past season working with Vincent Kompany, and this relationship will continue to grow in the next year. The deal is a one-year loan, with no purchase option. Best of luck Philippe!

Top of the list…

Before the Copa America, all was very quiet about where the next club was that Dani Alves would be representing in the upcoming season. Afterwards, however, thanks to some outstanding individual displays, a number of clubs are interested in signing the 36-year-old. And according to Globoesport, the fullback’s wish is to finally make his way to the Premier League. Since the Copa America, City have put Alves on top of their list of potential signings, above Joao Cancelo.

This report has been backed by Massimo Pavan, a reporter for Sportitalia, who says City have cooled their interest in the Portuguese defender, and instead looking into the cheaper option in Alves. Would you welcome Dani Alves to the Etihad? Could he replace Kyle Walker in the starting eleven?

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Youth Movement 

Another confirmed move this morning, with Paolo Fernandes being unveiled as a A.C. Perugia Calcio player. The side are currently in Serie B. Good luck Paolo!

City have been very interest in Velez Sarsfield midfielder Thiago Almada in recent weeks, but ‘cold water has been poured on the potential transfer’. The poor relationship between the clubs has made negotiations difficult, with ill feelings still being held regarding Benjamin Garre’s move a couple of years back. According to Jornal de Notícias via Sport Witness, talks have now “decelerated” and “gone cold”. The Argentine club claim the player’s release clause stands at €25 million, and will not negotiate anything less, while the player’s representatives claim the clause is only €16 million. City are said to no longer have any interest in advancing, and negotiations could be stopping now.

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