Does Kingsley Coman have a place in this Manchester City squad?

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Coman could be part of City’s transfer plans next year if Bayern Munich decide not to purchase the winger from Juventus on a permanent basis.

The French international doesn’t appear to be part of the Bianconeri‘s plans due to the way he left the side last year to join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. But can he fit in at City?

Guardiola knows and trusts the player, and despite having a squad of wingers at the club, plus several prospects out on loan and capable of playing on the wings, he may not be best suited to the Manchester giants.

Next summer Gabriel Jesus, Marlos Moreno, Patrick Robert, Nolito, and Raheem Sterling will also be able to occupy the flanks, but the possibility of signing Coman for a reasonable price could tempt Guardiola.

The Bavarian side doesn’t seem to intent on spending €20 million to buy the player outright. But Juventus would like to cash in on him regardless. The Italian giants are confident that the German club will not wavier his release clause but also do not seem keen on the idea of holding onto Coman.

Munich initially signed Coman two-year €7 million loans from Serie A side Juventus, with an option to purchase him for a further €21 million in 2017.

The Old Lady bought Coman for free from PSG in 2015 and a move to City would mean Coman has played in four of the six leagues already in his short career.

With Jesus Navas set to depart City on a free transfer, Coman could replace the Spaniard, but with the impending return of Patrick Roberts, Gabriel Jesus, and Marlos Moreno also, it would mean at least one if not two of those wingers would need to find another club on-loan to accommodate Coman.

The Frenchman made no secret of his admiration for both the Premier League and Guardiola and suggested a move to England could happen in a few years’ time.

‘For me, it is the most exciting league in the world,’ Coman told the Guardian. ‘But I am thinking of the next three years, and I can only see myself at Bayern. My career is just starting so you never know. But England has a league where every player would like to play.’

 

 

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