The fire was ignited before the recruitment of the central defender.
British media ’90min’ said on the 2nd (Korean time안전놀이터), “Real Madrid and Manchester City jumped into the war to sign Yosuko Gbardiol (21, RB Leipzig). The estimated transfer fee is 75 million pounds (approximately 121.1 billion won). ” reported.
Gbardiol is the star of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As the main defender for Croatia, he led the team to 3rd place in the World Cup. His accurate left-footed kick and seasoned defense even at a young age stood out. He also proved his strong stamina by playing full-time in his previous matches.
At one time, Tottenham Hotspur was also a center back. In the past, the British media ‘Express’ reported, “An outstanding defender that coach Antonio Conte (53) also wanted. He is suitable for three-back. Sometimes he can digest left full-back.”
Even before the World Cup, he was the target of big clubs. Gbardiol established himself as a key defender in the German Bundesliga at a young age. He has achieved remarkable growth through consistent appearances. He recorded 5 goals and 3 assists in 79 games over two seasons. He played 24 games this season.
The master also praised him directly. European football expert reporter Fabrizio Romano explained, “Man City manager Pep Guardiola has a high regard for Gvardiol. This is why Manchester City is looking to recruit him.”
Even senior national team members strongly recommended signing Gbardiol to the club. British media ’90min’ said, “Real Madrid want to strengthen their central defenders.”
Team Leipzig has no intention of giving away Gbardiol. Last summer, the transfer window was likely to go to Chelsea, but Leipzig succeeded in renewing the contract with Gvardiol. He even put in a release clause. It is known that a transfer fee of 100 million pounds (approximately 156 billion won) can be negotiated.
’90min’ added, “Man City and Real Madrid have put Gbardiol as their top priority recruitment target. The two clubs are also looking for Jude Bellingham (19, Borussia Dortmund). It is questionable whether they can afford all the transfer fee.” .