Pep Guardiola eager to sign £54m-rated left-back from top Spanish club

Pep Guardiola eager to sign £54m-rated left-back from top Spanish club

- Manchester City are interested in Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo

- The 22-year-old Dominican can also play as a centre-back or a winger

- Firpo has a £54m release clause in his contract with the La Liga club

Premier League defending champions Manchester City are reportedly considering an offer for £54million-rated Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo.

According to a UK Sun report citing sources at Eldesmarque, City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed his interest in signing the 22-year-old Dominican, who has continued to showcase impressive outing for Real Betis in the Spanish topflight.

Interestingly, Firpo has been on the radar of the Etihad dwellers since this year, with his ability to play several roles either as a centre-back or a winger.

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However, his preferred wing on the pitch is at the left-back, where he usually overlaps down the flank to support the forwards.

At the last count, Firpo, who marked his Real Betis first-team debut in February, has now featured in 15 matches, scoring two times.

The Dominican Republic ace also exceled during his three-year stay with Betis’ B side scoring eight goals in 74 appearances.

In August, Betis handed him a new massive five-year contract extension with a £54m release clause inserted in the deal.

And the report further revealed that City manager Guardiola is ready to splash the cash during the winter transfer window in January as looks forward to defending the Premier League title as well as fighting for the Champions League.

Interestingly, last January, the former Barcelona boss coughed out £54million to land Aymeric Laporte and the ex-Athletic Bilbao ace has contributed positively as City carted home the Premier League silverware.

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And with Benjamin Mendy excelling at City after overcoming his injury woes, Guardiola is eager to land a credible cover and extra options going forward.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that players of Premier League champions Manchester City have been banned by their coach Pep Guardiola from using their mobile phones in all working spaces in training.

The former Barcelona gaffer wants his wards to maintain the defense of their Premier League title this term.

According to the report by Daily Mail, all Manchester City players are not allowed to use their devices in analysis sessions, team meetings, the gym and training pitches.

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