Manchester City are interested in signing Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma, according to reports in the English media.
The Japanese international has been in phenomenal form and he has been praised by the likes of Jermaine Defoe for putting in some “incredible” performances.
It is not a surprise then that plenty of City fans on Twitter would like to see Mitoma make the move to the Etihad Stadium:
Bring him to us!
— James (@JMC_OfficiaI) March 16, 2023
give them 100mil idc
— 💎MCFCGabby💎 (@MCFCGabster) March 17, 2023
Good ball control and extremely good at 1 on 1s I really want him at City
— Shane⌫ (@shane_mcfc) March 16, 2023
Splash the cash txiki and I will drop my agenda
— Nish (@MCFCnish) March 16, 2023
We need a player like him
— Peter junior (@Peterju11579841) March 17, 2023
@ManCity @PepTeam Please get him and he will be cheaper, he is already in #EPL So will be very easy for him to adapt to our style of play.
— Littlehomievisuals (@Littlehomievis1) March 17, 2023
Let buy him for £70 mil and offer him £175k weekly. His game style suits City a lot.
— @Jumani.com (@JumaniLahai) March 16, 2023
Sign him at all cost
— Gadaffi♠️ (@Skheshe44) March 16, 2023
City supporters will be well aware that Brighton are tough negotiators and the Seagulls are trying to tie Mitoma down to a new contract in order to strengthen their position.
Other teams, including Arsenal and Chelsea, have also been mentioned as potential suitors for the 25-year-old, whose speed and trickery playing off the left wing has caused no end of trouble for Premier League defences this season.
City, themselves, could do with a player like Mitoma. His directness and ability to go at fullbacks one-on-one could add an extra dimension to the team’s attack. We shall see if there is any substance to these links.