According to La Razon, Manchester City are willing to revive their interest in Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal, as Pep Guardiola eyes to shake up his squad over the summer transfer window.
Pep Guardiola’s primary summer target is Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane, who is recognised as one of Europe’s best strikers. Kane is keen to seek a new challenge ahead of the 2021/22 campaign after failing to win any silverware with Tottenham Hotspur since making his first-team debut a decade ago.
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The England international has no shortage of suitors, with Manchester United and Chelsea heavily linked with the Spurs striker.
Manchester City have lost Sergio Aguero on a free transfer to Barcelona earlier this month and it is an open secret that Guardiola wants to replace the Argentinean with Kane.
For Manchester City to go one step further in the Champions League following the heartbreak in Portugal, they’ll have to add more quality to the squad.
Signing Kane would definitely take City’s team to a different level; however, the Tottenham talisman is likely to cost no less than £150 million in this transfer window.
Should the Sky Blues fail to land Kane, La Razon claim the English champions have lined up alternatives and are ‘willing to scratch their pockets’ for players like Mikel Oyarzabal.
A product of the Real Sociedad academy, Mikel Oyarzabal, 24, has been a consistent performer for the Basque club in recent years. The Spanish international, after another solid LaLiga campaign, where he registered 11 goals and eight assists in 33 outings, is valued at €75m by Real Sociedad.
The report adds the San Sebastian outfit are not prepared to negotiate below €75m for Oyarzabal. However, Manchester City can afford to meet the exciting forward’s €75m price tag set by Sociedad, if they end up selling Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling this summer.
For now, Guardiola has his eyes set on Kane and any developments are likely to heat up after the completion of Euro 2020.