Manchester City broke their transfer record last summer when they splashed out £100m to bring Jack Grealish to the Etihad Stadium from Aston Villa.
With 39 appearances in all competitions in his first season at City, the England international scored six goals and provided four assists.
Now that the season is over and City have secured a fourth Premier League title in five years, the upcoming transfer window could give Pep Guardiola the chance to further strengthen his squad.
With the transfer window set to open in a few weeks, Sky Blues could replicate last summer’s big move for Grealish by agreeing a deal for Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka.
Saka could be Grealish 2.0 for Man City
A recent report from The Sun named City as potential suitors for the Gunners star should he find himself looking for a move away from north London this summer.
A product of Arsenal’s youth system, as Grealish was for Villa, the 20-year-old made 183 appearances for the club in its Under-18, Under-23 and senior teams. During that time, the winger has found the net 45 times and provided 46 assists, showing how capable he is of not only scoring goals but also creating them.
Should City make a move to sign Saka this summer?
It’s a similar outing to Grealish, who has 49 goals and 63 assists to his name throughout his club career at both youth and senior levels.
Labeled a ‘phenomenal’ player by Paul Merson, Saka is currently valued at £100m by CIES, suggesting it could take the same type of fee City paid for the former Villan to bring in the showpiece. ‘Arsenal at the Etihad this time around.
Having played in all 38 Arsenal league games this season, the England international has racked up more shots on goal (95) than any of his team-mates, also paving the way for shot-creating and goal-creating action. goals.
It shows what an attacking threat he is and why he could be a good candidate to potentially flourish in a team like City, who ended their winning season with more goals scored (99) than any other Premiership side. . League.
Should the opportunity to sign Saka become available to the recently crowned champions, City should certainly be in the running to secure his signature and continue their trend of signing top English talent.
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