Manchester Metropolis followers have named Kalidou Koulibaly because the participant who needs to be the membership’s high switch goal this summer time, however are break up on different points within the window.
It has been a wierd summer time for Metropolis within the switch market. Issues began off strongly with the signing of Ferran Torres to switch Leroy Sane and the addition of Nathan Ake to carry extra depth and high quality to the defence.
However then Lionel Messi dropped the bombshell that he wished to depart Barcelona and the whole lot turned on its head. Metropolis have been instantly made the favourites to signal the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and, understandably, followers grew very excited that probably the greatest gamers the sport has ever seen might really rock up on the Etihad.
Metropolis remained quiet on any curiosity all through the 2 weeks of untamed hypothesis however the goals have been delivered to an finish on Friday when Messi introduced he could be staying on the Camp Nou for at the least one other 12 months as a way to keep away from a authorized dispute with the membership.
Any signing that comes after not signing Messi might make the Blues’ enterprise appear underwhelming however the membership have maintained that one other new centre-back has been their precedence all through the summer time.
Metropolis’s struggles lasts season, by which they managed to win only one trophy, principally stemmed from their frailties on the again as a result of departure of Vincent Kompany and accidents to Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
So the membership are working to repair these points, with Napoli’s Koulibaly their high goal, which is one thing that they’re in settlement on with supporters.
M.E.N. Sport carried out a survey over the previous few weeks by which followers have been requested questions on their needs and fears for the summer time switch window, with the primary query being: “Who needs to be the membership’s no 1 switch goal?”
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The clear winner with 54 per cent of the 8,304 votes was Kouliably, with Benfica’s Ruben Dias coming in second with 17 per cent and Pau Torres of Villarreal incomes 7 per cent of the vote.
A majority of followers have been additionally in settlement on what number of new additions the membership wanted this summer time, as 63 per cent of responders consider the membership solely wants between 1 and three signings. Some 28 per cent stated that between four and 6 have been required.
Followers have been extra break up on what the membership ought to do with John Stones, nonetheless. The centre-back had one other tough season with accidents final time period and was vulnerable to pricey errors when he did play.
It appears that evidently his time at Metropolis could possibly be coming to an finish as he falls additional down the pecking order and 44 per cent of followers really feel that he needs to be bought.
Nevertheless, 38 per cent voted to maintain the 26-year-old and one other 16 per cent stated the membership ought to mortgage him out within the hope he regains his kind and health elsewhere.
Lastly, followers have been additionally torn on what their largest fear was with the membership this summer time. Pep Guardiola’s contract, which at present expires in 2021, operating down was the slender winner 45 per cent of the vote however 42 per cent of followers stated not signing one other defender was a much bigger concern.