Josko Gvardiol (R) and Erling Haaland© AFP
Pep Guardiola confirmed defender Josko Gvardiol was present process a medical at Manchester Metropolis on Friday forward of a proposed transfer from RB Leipzig as he ready his staff to face Arsenal within the Neighborhood Defend. The treble winners are closing in on a deal for the Croatia worldwide and are understood to have agreed a charge of 90 million euros ($99 million). Chatting with reporters forward of Sunday’s curtain-raiser towards Arsenal at Wembley, Guardiola stated: “Concerning Gvardiol — what an exquisite surname he has — he is doing a medical take a look at. “Everyone is aware of he is right here, and hopefully we are able to end the deal within the subsequent hours, the following days.”
Guardiola, 52, was additionally requested concerning the futures of Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva and made it clear he needs each to remain, particularly after the departures of captain Ilkay Gundogan and winger Riyad Mahrez.
“Kyle and Bernardo, what can I say? They’re so vital for us… to exchange these gamers is so, so tough,” stated Guardiola.
“We misplaced two unimaginable gamers for us, Gundogan and Riyad was massively vital within the final two seasons, objectives, assists and persona on the large events and vital video games.
“To lose Kyle and Bernardo could be so tough. That is why we’re going to do the whole lot to maintain them as a result of they need to be right here.”