Manchester City are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach defender Nico Elvedi, according to reports in Germany.
The 22-year-old has two years left on his contract at the Bundesliga club and City are reportedly considering making a €35m (£31m) offer for him.
Fans on Twitter think Elvedi could be a better alternative to Leicester defender Harry Maguire, but some admit they’ve never heard of him:
Prefer him over maguire
— JOHN WICK (@Kompanytheboss) 21 June 2019
Ive seen the stats but i cant pretend ive seen much of him play im not an expert on mid table German football unless its Werder Bremen and i know what im on about. End of the day whoever Pep goes for ill back the player and trust his judgement
— DaveSkimmin (@DaveSkimmin) 21 June 2019
He’s good. That’s about it
— Joney Bermudez (@JoneyBermudez) 21 June 2019
he’s really good on the ball and has the highest pass completion percentage in the bundesliga
— dj (@din_s21) 21 June 2019
Anyone but stones starting next season
— zMadara (@zMadara_7) 21 June 2019
Anyone but Maguire 😂😂
— Sazieh (@Eazy__S) 21 June 2019
Get him instead of slab head
— Eric O (@EricOli02549334) 21 June 2019
Elvedi in, Otamendi out. I’d get behind that
— Lou🏆🏆🏆 (@Llandegren) 21 June 2019
Will take him over Maguire.
— The Uncommon Man (@MCtopiano) 21 June 2019
Please anyone but maguire. Please
— 🇧🇼 (@KDB_GOAT17) 21 June 2019
The Swiss international made 30 appearances in the Bundesliga last season with Gladbach having the fourth best defensive record in the league.
Elvedi would certainly prove a cheaper alternative to Maguire, with Leicester reportedly demanding in the region of £90m for the England international.
He is capable of playing right across the back four and is good on the ball so would fit into manager Pep Guardiola’s system.
Elvedi almost exclusively played as a centre-back last season but played as a right and left-back the previous campaign.