Manchester City are combing the market for centre-backs in the event Ake seals a move to Chelsea. Should the Blues sign the Dutch defender, Pep Guardiola will reportedly try to strengthen his defence by signing Josko Gvardiol.
Gvardiolhas earned the nickname ‘Little Pep’ due to the similarity between the surnames of the two.
It is no coincidence that Manchester Citywant to sign him, as he is one of the most promising defenders in Europe at the age of 20.
The former Dinamo Zagrebplayer left last season for RB Leipzigin exchange for 18.8 million euros and has already earned 10 caps for Croatia under Zlatko Dalic.
Gvardiolhas established himself as a centre-back, but he performed well at left-back with Croatia at the 2020 European Championship.
“I played as a striker as a child and that helps me to know the movements of the strikers,” he claimed.
The Manchester Citytransfer target revealed in the past that there were two people who played an important role in his career.
“The first was Dalibor Poldrugac, who put me at centre-back,” Gvardioldeclared.