Opinion: How City could sign Torres, Ake and Koulibaly – and make a profit
Manchester City could spend more than £ 60million this week on two players, with the club close to making deals for Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake.
Les Bleus are moving early in the transfer window, with potentially just three weeks between the end of the Champions League tournament in Lisbon and the start of the new season.
Torres is expected to join for an initial £ 21million, while an offer of £ 41million has been accepted for Ake. City could still return to the market for another center-back, with Kalidou Koulibaly on the club’s shortlist.
Napoli President Aurelio Di Laurentiis has insisted Koulibaly will cost any potential buyer £ 90million, but recent reports indicate he could be available for more than £ 65million. With Napoli fail to qualify for Europe next season, Di Laurentiis may have to lower his asking price.
Say City were able to secure Koulibaly for £ 65million, which could mean a summer spend of £ 127million on three players in a year, where clubs’ finances will be depleted as they face the financial implications of the global pandemic.
So any money they can get back will be welcome, and there is a series of realistic transfers that could see the club receiving more than they are paying this summer.
Read the full article here, as we take a look at City’s potential spend.