How to beat Man City: Treble power + ‘extraordinary center back’ Gervinho… 1290 billion.
Manchester City of England has finally signed “big defender” Yoshiko Gvardiol, 21.
City announced the signing of Gvardiol on its official website on Friday (June 5). It’s a five-year deal through 2028, and he’s been given the number 24 shirt. “The man everyone has been waiting for has arrived,” City said in a statement.
The exact transfer fee was not disclosed, but according to Sky Sports in England, Gervinho is valued at £77.6 million. City spent big last season to bolster their defense, even as they won their first treble in franchise history.
This is the second highest transfer fee ever for a defender. It surpassed the previous record of £76.9 million for Dutch defender Mathias Derricht (Bayern Munich). Derricht, who now plays for Munich, made the move from Ajax (Netherlands) to Juventus (Italy) in 2019. For reference, the highest transfer fee of all time is held by England defender Harry Maguire. His transfer from Leicester City (England) to United in 2019 cost £78.3 million.
The Croatian international is considered a world-class defender even at a young age. He was one of the best center backs in the German Bundesliga for two seasons between 2021 and 2023, and last season he made 30 league appearances, showing off his solid defense. His left foot makes him even more valuable, and he can also play left fullback. He helped his former club Leipzig finish third in the league and qualify for the Champions League.
“Anyone who watched City play last season knows that they are a top team. “Joining City is very special, especially having the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola, it’s amazing. I am not a finished player yet. I believe I can improve under the best coach in the world.”
The arrival of Gbadiol marks City’s second signing of the summer. Earlier in the week, City signed midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea (England). Coincidentally, Gbadiol and Kovacic are both on the Croatian national team. They both played at the last World Cup in Qatar 2022, helping their country reach the semifinals. At the time, Gvardiol earned a lot of attention for his defense throughout the tournament, even while wearing a face mask due to injury. The move also brings him closer to his teammates. “It’s special to be with Kovacic,” said Guardiola. He is a top player and we hope to help City succeed.”
City won the “triple treble” last season, winning the English Football Association (FA) Cup and UEFA Champions League in addition to their third consecutive EPL title. It is the second such honor in English club history, joining Manchester United (England) in the 1998-1999 season under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Only eight other teams, including Man City and United, have ever won the treble.
City, in particular, came out on top last season after conceding a league-low 33 goals. They have some of the best center backs in Europe, including Kyle Walker, Jubeng Dias, John Stones, Nathan Ake, and Aymeric Laporte. Add to that Gervinho, who is considered a “specialty center back,” and City’s defensive depth is even more impressive.온라인카지노
City have been linked with a number of center backs in the past. Gervinho and the ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae were two of the top names. However, Kim Min-jae wears the jersey of Bayern Munich, the “strongest team in Germany”. City focused on signing Gervinho rather than Kim, and after a long tug-of-war, the deal came to fruition. The team will challenge for the trophy next season with more power.