Manchester City’s start to the season is interesting for the moment with a second place in the Premier League and 10 points out of a possible 12. Defensively, however, we can expect more since the Sky Blues have already conceded 5 goals in 4 matches, including 3 against Newcastle and 2 against Crystal Palace in meetings where they were jostled.
With a solid hinge with Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Aké, Manchester City has been able to keep these four elements and should sign a fifth in the coming hours. According to information from The Athletica submarine operation is close to being carried out at the end of the transfer window with the Manuel Akanji file.
An agreement for less than 20M€
The 27-year-old Swiss defender is one year from the end of his contract with Borussia Dortmund and a departure seems clearly in the pipeline. Used 36 times last season (1 goal), the native of Wiesendangen is not really in Edin Terzic’s plans and has not played a single minute this season.
In Dortmund, Manuel Akanji is overtaken by Mats Hummels and rookies Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich) and Nico Schlotterbeck (Freiburg) who are doing a lot of good. Therefore, a departure seems the best option for him, especially less than three months before the World Cup which will take place in Qatar.
Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund have accelerated in the last hours and should find an agreement for 17.5 million euros while optimism is present within the various parties. After Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Philips (Leeds United), Sergio Gomez (Anderlecht) and Stefan Ortega (Arminia Bielefeld), Manchester City is close to completing its 5th summer recruit.