Manchester City are interested in Galatasaray goalkeeper and Uruguay international Fernando Muslera. The news comes after weeks of speculation surrounding the future of first choice goalkeeper, Joe Hart. Speculation surrounding Hart’s future has been ever-present since the appointment of Guardiola to the City hot-seat in February.
Muslera has been an ever-present for the Turkish giants for the past five seasons and it’s believed to be keen on a move away from the Istanbul outfit. The military coup in the Turkish city just a few weeks ago has resulted in some the countries top foreign stars to be contemplating their future’s in the Eastern European country.
The Uruguayan international has received many plaudits during his time in Turkey and rejected moves away from the country in the past but City’s interest in the player is present, and it may soon become a formality. City’s priority is Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen, but Guardiola is believed to be uncertain regarding his potential fee.
Barcelona are unwilling to sell the German international and will only allow him to depart Catalonia if his €80million release clause is met. Txiki Begiristain has already signed and loaned out Geronimo Rulli this summer despite an official announcement from the club being vacated.
Muslera has attracted the interest of City for his ball playing ability as well as his commanding presence in goal. Galatasaray supporters have viewed Muslera as somewhat of a cult hero in recent times, and the potential departure would not sit well with the Turkish fans. A fee in the region of £20million would secure the services of the goalkeeper but whether the interest is furthered it remains to be seen.