“I’m told” – Journalist shares big update on Man City pursuit of a new midfielder after Rice


Manchester City don’t consider signing a midfielder a priority during the summer transfer window at the Etihad Stadium, journalist Dean Jones.

Pep Guardiola and his recruitment team might not be in a rush to reinforce their squad after a treble-winning season.

City won the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup last campaign, achieving a treble only managed by their rivals Manchester United back in 1999.

Ilkay Gundogan recently joined Barcelona following the expiration of his contract at the Etihad, however, City have also announced the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

The Croatian is a similar style to Gundogan, in terms of profile, so Guardiola’s squad hasn’t been impacted too much.

The Manchester club were in the market for Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice this summer, but the former completed a move to Real Madrid and the latter is edging closer to joining Arsenal.

Their move for Rice came after Kovacic, so there’s a possibility that City could continue searching the market for a midfielder this summer.

Jones has suggested that signing a midfielder would be a luxury for Man City rather than a priority.

“They obviously looked at Jude Bellingham and then pulled away from that. Looked at Declan Rice, pulled away from that. So we know there’s a temptation there to go for another type of midfielder and an extra body in there,” Jones said via GIVEMESPORT.

“At the moment, I’m told it’s not a priority. Yes, they’ve dipped their toes in the water on both of those, thought about going for it, and then not done it.

“But, it’s still considered that an extra midfielder for this summer would be a luxury.”

A midfielder might not be a priority, but City do appear to be keeping their options open if an opportunity arises.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been linked with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Celta Vigo youngster Gabri Veiga after give up on Declan Rice.

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