‘Would be a mad midfield signing’, ‘Fits Pep style very much!’ – Man City fans react as Guardiola identify €40m replacement for Ilkay Gundogan


Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims Pep Guardiola wants to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister to replace Ilkay Gundogan.

Gundogan has now entered the final six months of his contract with the Premier League champions and is free to enter discussions with foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement.

Should the Germany international fail to pen fresh terms at the Etihad Stadium in the coming months, Pep Guardiola will wave goodbye to the midfielder on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Man City are believed to have opened talks with Gundogan over an extension, but Barcelona and clubs in Turkey are said to be keeping a close eye on developments.

According to Fichajes, Man City could make an approach for Mac Allister if Gundogan does choose to advance his career elsewhere, but they are sure to face stiff competition for his services.

The report states that “everything indicates” that Gundogan will leave the club when his contract expires in June, forcing the Premier League champions to dip into their war chest.

City manager Guardiola is said to be ‘a fan’ of the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder and could make a move for the €40m-rated (£35.9m) midfielder this summer.

The 24-year-old is under contract with the Seagulls until the summer of 2025, although Brighton do possess a one-year option to extend until 2026.

The report shared on Twitter gathered a number of replies from a wide range of Man City supporters.

@SkyBlueFTW23: “Perfect replacement 💯.”

@mci_szn: “Interesting, I actually rate this, not just because of the brighton hype for this season, but he was solid at the WC and looks a great Gundogan replacement.”

@tombailey909: “Woah! It would be a mad midfield signing. Gundo will be missed for sure but Mac Allister in city blue will be crazy scary in many ways.”

@LeCappuchine: “Ohhh he fits Pep style very much!.”

@MCFC_SOL: “If we can get him for a decent price then definitely a decent signing, he plays the same role with similar characteristics.”

@Danotelli056: “I beg, the man is built for Pep and City.”

@RichwayzSZN: “Similar profile to gundo Also, that’s a like for like replacement.”

@ashlyn_tait: This would be a good midfield option to replace Bernardo.”

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