After the disqualification is revoked, City starts working on transfers. The Bayern player takes the first place in the Pep’s list of transfers.
Josep Guardiola breathed a sigh of relief on Monday: A sports arbitration tribunal lifted Manchester City disqualification, meaning Pep’s team has been allowed to play in the Champions League next season. Consequently, City can boldly make transfers and recruit the desired players.
The next day after the sentence was lifted, it was reported that Guardiola had several top players on his preferred players’ list. In the Pep’s list, the first place is occupied by the Austrian defender of Bayern Munich, David Alaba. According to the Guardian, the English-language edition of the Guardian reports that Manchester City have set aside 150 million (approximately € 166 million) for Guardiola’s transfers.
The Guardian writes that the priority for Pep Guardiola is to buy a left-back, center-back, and striker. Alaba is the best solution because he can play both in the left defender position and the center of defense. Accordingly, the Guardian writes that Alaba, Pep coached at Bayern, is Guardiola’s main target.
Here is a very important detail to consider: Alaba’s contract with Bayern expires in the summer of 2021. The leaders of the Munich Grand have already offered the Austrian a new contract, but Alaba is hesitant. If he doesn’t sign a new contract, it will be a sign that he wants to leave, and Bayern will be forced to sell now – at a not too high price, because otherwise, Alaba will leave Bayern for free next year. Barcelona and Real Madrid are also showing interest in David Alaba. According to German media, Bayern have a chance to extend their contract with the Austrian. But it happens only if Alaba becomes one of the highest-paid players on the team.