Manchester City reportedly want to add more quality on the flanks.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester City are preparing mega offer for Moussa Diaby.
The France international joined Bayer Leverkusen from PSG for a fee in the region of 15 million euros in July 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.
The winger has banged in two goals and provided one assist in 9 matches for Bayer this term on all fronts.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France.
Moussa Diaby has represented France at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 40 caps and scoring 9 goals.
He will be high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Bayer Leverkusen this term.
City are looking to sign a winger and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.
The report claims that Manchester City manager has extensively scouted Diaby and is considering a move for the winger. Pep Guardiola is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
Manchester City will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
The France international will offer the City boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Bayer Leverkusen ace Moussa Diaby is interesting Manchester City. Manchester United reportedly failed with a summer bid for the French winger. Former Paris Saint-Germain prospect Diaby has shone since joining the Bundesliga club last year. Reports in Germany claim Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to sign the 21-year-old during the summer, and United made a £45million offer. However Leverkusen refused to sell, having lost attacking duo Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland to Chelsea and Monaco respectively. Club sporting director Rudi Voller said: “The summer break wasn’t just about Kai Havertz alone. We had three or four further players who were targeted by foreign clubs. Moussa Diaby was one of them. City boss Pep Guardiola is now said to want to sign the pint-sized winger during the January transfer window.””
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Bayer would be wise to keep the France international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Manchester City?
Signing the 21-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Pep Guardiola.
Moussa Diaby is very highly rated in Germany and he could be a superb long term signing for Manchester City.
City fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Manchester City will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.