RB Leipzig Sports Director Confirms Josko Gvardiol’s Desire to Join Manchester City
According to RB Leipzig’s Sports Director, Max Eberl, Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol has expressed his intention to move to Manchester City.
Negotiations are currently underway between the two clubs regarding the transfer of the 21-year-old center-back.
As of now, City has not made a formal bid, as per sources from Sport Newes Center.
Eberl informed the Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper, “Josko and his representatives have communicated their desire for a transfer to Manchester City. We are currently engaged in discussions, and there is no further information to provide at this time.”
Reports suggest that Gvardiol’s potential price tag could reach around £86m, making him the most expensive defender in the history of football.
Gvardiol played a significant role in helping Croatia reach the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar. Meanwhile, Leipzig achieved a third-place finish in the Bundesliga and won the German Cup last season.
Leipzig’s Champions League journey came to an end with a resounding 8-1 aggregate loss against Manchester City, following a 1-1 draw in Germany and a crushing 7-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
Should Gvardiol depart, he would join a list of high-profile players leaving Leipzig this summer, including Christopher Nkunku, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Konrad Laimer.
Eberl expressed understanding for the disappointment and concern of the fans, stating, “No club or coach in the world wants to lose players of this caliber. However, we have prepared for such scenarios, and I can assure you that we will once again have a strong and exciting team.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about transfer negotiations
What is the latest update on Josko Gvardiol’s potential transfer to Manchester City?
According to RB Leipzig’s sports director, Josko Gvardiol has expressed his desire to join Manchester City. Talks between the clubs are currently underway for the 21-year-old center-back’s transfer.
Has Manchester City made a bid for Josko Gvardiol?
As of now, City has not made a bid for Josko Gvardiol. The negotiations between Manchester City and RB Leipzig are still in progress.
How much could Josko Gvardiol cost in the transfer?
Reports suggest that Josko Gvardiol’s potential transfer fee could be around £86m, which would make him the most expensive defender in football history.
What achievements did Josko Gvardiol and RB Leipzig have in the previous season?
Josko Gvardiol played a significant role in helping Croatia reach the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup. RB Leipzig finished third in the Bundesliga and won the German Cup last season.
Are there any other high-profile departures from RB Leipzig this summer?
Yes, RB Leipzig has seen the departures of Christopher Nkunku, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Konrad Laimer. Nkunku joined Chelsea, Szoboszlai signed with Liverpool, and Laimer moved to Bayern Munich, their domestic rivals.