Pep Guardiola has a string of talented stars at his disposal at Manchester City.
After winning the Premier League title, the club were expected to raid the market for more top stars, but it has been a slow start.
Guardiola is yet to bring in a new face, but they have been linked to numerous players, including Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
Another midfielder that has made the gossip pages is Aaron Mooy, who has already been on City’s books.
The Australian international spent a year at the club between 2016 and 2017 following a switch from sister club Melbourne City.
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Mooy did not play a single minute for the North-West outfit before joining Huddersfield Town.
Last season, the midfielder made 36 appearances in the Premier League, scoring four goals and creating three assists.
Now, ESPN are reporting that City are considering activating a £20m buy-back clause in Mooy’s contract.
In reaction to the news, some City fans have made the bizarre suggestion that the Australian is a better option than Ilkay Gundogan.
better than gundo
— Denis (@ShouganaiCiteh) June 26, 2018
He is better than gundogan bring him home ?
— inSANÈ (@rudeSane) June 26, 2018
Sell Gundo to Barca them, he is just a system player anyway…
— Ben_Mee (@Herr12Kerr) June 26, 2018
Others, though, have been left baffled by the reports.
There is no way Aaron mooy is a better standard than gundogan what planet are u on do u even watch our games he had a couple of bad performances but he also made the most passes ever in the premier league against Chelsea. Oh I forgot u wouldn’t know that u don’t watch our games
— danny jenkins (@JenkinsDanny) June 26, 2018
Doubt it , Good steady player but dont think he is City standard !!
— Paul Lofthouse (@paulmichelle78) June 26, 2018
Are y’all seriously saying Mooy is better than Ikay?
— KingPercerval47 (@KingPercival47) June 26, 2018
Get to bed, you’ve had enough
— Turts (@Turts31) June 26, 2018
— footballtony (@hopperheaven) June 26, 2018