He Manchester City has agreed, in the absence of official confirmation, the transfer of the central Nathan ake, for which you will pay some 45 million euros to the Bournemouth, one of the recently relegated to the English Championship and the third most scored team of last season. With these 45 kilos and the new central citizen, Pep Guardiola has already spent a whopping 400 million euros on defenses since he came to Manchester to revolutionize football at Etihad.
The signing of the Dutch center back, formed in the inferiors of Chelsea, is the eleventh that the Manchester City with the Catalan coach on his bench. Several wingers but especially centrals who either have not met the expectations placed on them or have crashed before the citizen demand. Guardiola, since he arrived at Etihad, he has renewed practically his entire defensive line with a checkbook. Nothing more and nothing less than a few 400 million.
So far, the strongest investments to strengthen the rear have been two. Manchester City paid 65 million euros twice. The first for Aymeric Laporte, paying its termination clause to Athletic from Bilbao; and secondly for Joao Cancelo in a resounding movement this summer with the Juventus. Only these two signings already add 130 million.
The barrier of 60 kilos They have not overcome it again, but the 50’s have. In this luxurious list the following is Benjamin Mendy. The left-handed side of the citizens, signed in 2017, cost 57.5 million euros in another operation to checkbook. The beneficiary, the Monaco. He is followed very closely by the British John Stones, called to be the leader of the English rear but that has left more shadows than lights. For him they paid the Everton € 55.6 million. Almost nothing. Finally, in this select group of 50 there is also English Kyle Walker, for which in 2017 they paid 51 kilos to the Tottenham.
Nathan ake would join this list with that 45 million euros and there is something more behind Danilo, whom they signed from Real Madrid in 2017 by 30 million euros. There are other players for whom they paid more earthly figures such as Pedro Porro (12, to Valladolid), Angeliño (12, to PSV), Sandler (2,5, al Zwolle) or Zinchenko (2, to Ufa). The sum of all these make a total of € 398 million.