Manchester City will not change their summer transfer window approach after being eliminated by Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final.
Pep Guardiola remains keen on recruiting another defensive midfielder and a wide-forward who has the capability to play down the middle of City’s expansive front-three.
The Independent believes City will not panic in terms of their approach for signing new players in the coming months with many remaining fully committed to the squad that is on the verge of achieving a domestic double.
Despite the squad being incredibly young, City’s hierarchy don’t doubt the quality Guardiola currently possesses with many of the belief the squad will only improve and become stronger.
Julian Weigl is the name being mentioned within’ City’s circles with a more now ‘more likely’ to occur for the German international rather than Brazilian midfielder Fred.
Guardiola is keen on signing a ‘passer’ for the defensive-midfield role Yaya Toure will vacate, instead of a ‘destroyer’ role that Fred could occupy.
It is also possible that City could also move for another centre-back but that may depend on other circumstances such as Vincent Kompany’s injury-record and Nicolas Otamendi’s form.
Aymeric Laporte’s arrival in January seemingly ended the chances of City signing another centre-back in the near future, however, it remains to be seen what occurs in that area in the coming months.