Manchester City

City CEO explains why Leonardo Bonucci called the club this summer


Manchester City certainly don’t look like a team who spent £47.5million on one centre-back in the summer.

Pep Guardiola’s men continue to be undone by their own dreadful e defending, the latest calamitous display coming in the 4-0 Champions League defeat at Barcelona.

It’s no surprise, then, that they continue to be linked with Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus, who was rumoured to be arriving in August before John Stones was signed from Everton instead.

While it seemed to be Bonucci’s decision to stay in Turin, he may have come closer to joining City than was first thought.

At least, that’s what the club’s CEO Ferran Soriano has told radio station RAC1, brought to our attention via the Mirror.

“At the moment there are a lot of players that want to play under Pep,” he explained.

“The Italian central defender Bonucci wants to play for him and he called us.”


That could scupper any plans Chelsea had of taking him to Stamford
Bridge, with current centre-backs Gary Cahill and David Luiz continuing to struggle.

Both City and Chelsea’s downfall this season has too often come in the form of individual errors, and what both teams need is a leader at the back.

Bonucci could be the perfect man for the job, but if he becomes available, it could well spark a tug-of-war which Guardiola could help City win.

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