Man City chiefs will prioritise a striker in 2021 as they aim to find Sergio Aguero’s long term successor.
Aguero is now 32 which means his career in the Premier League is likely nearing its end.
Man City already have Gabriel Jesus at their disposal but they want an extra option in case the Brazilian gets injured.
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According to 90Min, the club will go all out next year to find a player worthy of replacing the Argentinian forward.
Aguero is fourth on the Premier League’s all-time top scorers list with 180 goals. He’s become a stalwart of the Man City forward line since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
But now the player is reaching his twilight years, which means City must solve this problem sooner rather than later.
Due to Aguero and Jesus suffering from injuries this campaign, manager Pep Guardiola has used Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres as forwards.
That has proved successful, with Torres contributing to six goals in his first ten games for City.
That’s not a permanent solution, however. Guardiola knows that they will need to invest well to bring home that elusive Champions League trophy.
The main target for City at the moment is Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The 33-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League after he handed in a transfer request.
That deal is likely to depend on who the next Barca Club President is. If it’s not someone that Messi supports fully, it could pave the way for a sensational move.
The Messi situation is helped by news that Guardiola is due to sign a new contract in the coming weeks.
Alongside Messi, City have lined up Darwin Nunez from Benfica as a potential option. A deal for Maxi Gomez from Valencia is also on the cards.