Reported Manchester City target Robin Gosens produced a superb display for Germany against Portugal at Euro 2020, which emphasised exactly why Pep Guardiola should sign him this summer.
City have regularly been linked with a move for the Atlanta left-back, who has been one of the most consistent performers in Serie A in recent seasons, and he showed his class in Germany’s 4-2 win in Group F on Saturday afternoon.
As per SofaScore, the 26-year-old would earn an extremely impressive 8.7/10 rating for Joachim Low’s side, which was joint with Cristiano Ronaldo as the best of any player to feature in the game.
Featuring as a left midfielder in Germany’s 3-4-3 system, Gosens caused the Portugal defence all sorts of problems throughout the game, first providing the cross that was inadvertently turned home by City defender Ruben Dias to make it 1-1.
He later squared for Kai Havertz to make it 3-1 before getting the goal his performance deserved as he emphatically headed Joshua Kimmich’s cross past Rui Patricio.
Considering he managed three shots on target in the game, as well as having an early goal ruled out, Gosens’ attacking quality was clear to see throughout the game and emphasised that he could be a seriously dangerous threat in Guardiola’s side next season, should he complete a move to the Etihad.
Following the game, Low was full of praise for his performance, saying:
“I don’t know if it was the game of a lifetime for him, maybe he still has to play that.
“But an amazing performance from him. He worked very hard and on top of that he was a constant threat up front as well.”
City’s two main left-backs Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko, disregarding Joao Cancelo who is more of a natural on the right, would manage just two goals and one assist between them last season, so you could definitely argue that Guardiola could certainly do with an attacking left-back without the injury problems of Mendy.
Therefore, sporting director Txiki Begiristain should definitely try and bring Gosens to the Etihad this summer after he showed just what he was capable of in the exciting win against Portugal.