Manchester City is intensifying its pursuit of Joško Gvardiol, with preparations underway for an official bid. The Premier League champions have already reached an agreement on personal terms with the Croatian defender, laying the foundation for a potential transfer.
However, the initial verbal approach made by Manchester City, which amounted to €75 million plus add-ons, was rejected by RB Leipzig. The German club has consistently maintained that they value Gvardiol at a minimum of €100 million, as they believe he has the potential to become the most expensive center-back in history.
Despite the setback, talks between the two clubs are set to continue as Manchester City remains determined to secure Gvardiol’s services. The 19-year-old defender has expressed his desire for the move, which has added further motivation for both parties to find a suitable agreement.
Gvardiol’s agreement on personal terms with Manchester City, which took place on June 25, indicates his keenness to join the English outfit. The club’s pursuit of the highly talented defender reflects their ambition to strengthen their defensive options ahead of the upcoming season.