Manchester City have identified Kaoru Mitoma as a possible replacement for Riyad Mahrez.
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ reported on June 6, “Pep Guardiola will bring in Mitoma after signing Yoshiko Gvardiol. He is on Man City’s radar. Arsenal and Chelsea are also interested,” it reported.
The club plans to sign him as a replacement for the departed Mahrez. The club announced on its website last month that “Mahrez is leaving Man City to join Al Ahli. He now embarks on a new challenge in Saudi Arabia,” the club announced on its website.
The transfer fee was also revealed. “The two clubs have agreed a transfer fee of 35 million euros (about 4.9 billion won) plus an add-on of 5 million euros (about 7 billion won),” the British newspaper The Athletic reported. Mahrez has been left out of the pre-season squad and has signed a three-year contract with Al Ahli with an option to extend.” “Mahrez will earn a weekly wage of £750,000 (about 1.2 billion won),” the UK’s Mirror explained. In annualized terms, that’s around 62.4 billion.
Mahrez’s departure leaves City with three players who can play at wing forward. Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, and Bernardo Silva. As a result, Guardiola is reportedly planning to bring in Mitoma to prepare for the upcoming season.
Mitoma burst onto the scene last season. After the arrival of Roberto De Zervi, he seized the opportunity and made the leap to the first team. He had a fantastic season, scoring seven goals and providing five assists last season. This earned him a nomination for the EPL Team of the Season (TOTS).
His strength is his dribbling. Mitoma has explosive speed, and he uses his dribbling to break down opponents. He also has good fundamentals, with a simple touch and a well-balanced body that allows him to dribble low.카지노
Guardiola himself has praised Mitoma. During a press conference ahead of City’s match against Yokohama Marinos on their tour of Japan, he was asked about Mitoma. Guardiola said, “The impact Mitoma has had on the English Premier League (EPL) is huge. He is in the right place with the right manager and he was special last season. Look at what Japan did at the World Cup. In a very, very tough group,” he thumbs up.
“Given Mitoma’s impact on the EPL last season, he could cost up to £50 million,” according to The Sun. For Brighton, selling him for £50 million would be a very profitable move. Mitoma cost £3 million when he joined Brighton. That’s more than 16 times the transfer fee.