Manchester City are leading the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking on his ‘Here We Go’ podcast, the Italian journalist claimed that the Citizens are looking to add a new midfielder to the squad next summer and they have been keeping close tabs on the Swiss international.
City also have the advantage of being on good terms with Zakaria’s agent, Fali Ramadani, who they negotiated with, in their failed attempt to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Supporters on Twitter had a mixed reaction to Romano’s report:
I love this boy. He’ll fight with rodri for that spot. And he’s more of a Pogba
— Rileykhol (@rileykhol) November 4, 2020
— GabJesus🇧🇷🔛🔝 (@GabbyJesusss) November 4, 2020
His injuries are the only thing that worry me
— onemilli (@onemilli1) November 4, 2020
another 50 mil
— 🙃 (@yaboigumBo) November 4, 2020
Okay zakaria does actually make sense his got pace, power and can defend and attack. Looks like gullit 😃
— Zayne (@Zaynefc) November 4, 2020
Gotta be Bennacer man. Plus this guy will another worry in regards to injury.
— Vvk (@vvk_blc) November 4, 2020
Would love to be linked with a player who is not injured smh
— John Kieffer (@Hesselhoffer) November 4, 2020
— Papa Tunde (@KimyKeem) November 5, 2020
Bennacer is great, but probably not what we want. Zakaria is more direct and able to score.
— insidejoker (@travisscott5555) November 4, 2020
Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have also been linked with Zakaria in the German press, but it does appear that City are the team who are the most interested in the £36m rated midfielder currently.
With Fernandinho’s contract expiring at the end of the season, a replacement for City’s captain may need to be considered and it seems they have found their ideal candidate.