Manchester City are interested in signing Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos, according to reports in the Spanish media. The Brazilian only moved from Nantes in July but his performances have come to the attention of the Citizens.
Pep Guardiola’s side are not believed to be looking to strengthen in the January transfer window but a move for a centre-back next summer is very likely. Some supporters on Twitter think Carlos could well be a good piece of business:
Now this is a positive thing. Not targeting expensive world class but huge potential players.
— Matt Kron (@mattkron17) December 30, 2019
Koulibaly turned Brazilian?
— Fahad (@FahadFaruke) December 30, 2019
Next Roberto Carlos I'm hearing?
— C҉i҉t҉y҉z҉e҉n҉ (@Cityzener) December 30, 2019
Great card on fut 20
— Hono (@Honoganee) December 30, 2019
While others are not so sure:
We got Eric Garcia and THB, we fine.
— ℙ𝔽 (@FabPhilFoden) December 30, 2019
Someone who’ve watched this guy?
— Mohamed Abdulkadir (@mohamedamiin2) December 30, 2019
Not world class though is he
— oggy (@oggy79) December 30, 2019
How many centre backs on the last couple of days is that! Losing count….
— Ian McCullough (@snorkypoo) December 30, 2019
City are not the only team looking at Carlos, though, with other reports in Spain claiming that Liverpool have already opened negotiations about signing the 26-year-old. Real Madrid are also said to be circling the defender.
Sevilla have the joint third-best defensive record in La Liga this season, which has helped them to third in the table after 18 games. Carlos has started every single league game and even scored in their last match, in the 2-0 win against Mallorca.