Guardiola wants £38m Euro 2016 winner for Man City overhaul

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is eyeing a move for Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio, according to the Daily Record.

The Portuguese won the European Championships with his country earlier this summer, impressing between the sticks along the way.

Having sensationally dropped Joe Hart for his first game in charge, Guardiola has been widely reported to want a new stopper.

One who boasts good technical skill and ease on the ball is believed to be his preference, having deployed such a tactic at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

That being said, the 28-year old Lisbon custodian is someone the Spaniard is thought to openly admire.

He has a £38m release clause inserted into his deal in the Portuguese capital, having previously been linked with a move to Everton.

Hart was the major casualty of Guardiola’s first game in charge, rounding off a miserable summer that saw him make a series of errors for England at EURO 2016.

 


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