Pep Guardiola is on his way to Manchester City and the fans have a period of excitement ahead, with the squad set to be revolutionised to fit the Spaniard’s system. There will be many casualties from the current squad, but this article will focus on the seven players he is planning to sign.
1 – Ilkay Gundogan
Estimated Cost: £25million
The German midfielder’s future in Dortmund is in doubt and Pep will be eager to pounce on the uncertainty from the 25-year-old. With most media outlets now reporting that City are in advanced talks to complete this signing, it is very possible that Gundogan could be Pep’s first addition to his new look City side. Capable of playing in a box-to-box or more reserved midfield role, Gundogan is technically brilliant and would certainly provide an instant upgrade on City’s current central midfield options. The long-term Arsenal target would suit English football well and Pep’s style even better. He averages over 80 completed passes per game and his passing range is good, this is highlighted by his long ball tally of nearly 4 per game. An area for improvement may be his efficiency in attacking areas, with just 3 assists and 1 goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances this season.