'Pep has to stop': Some Man City fans fume as club reportedly want £55m-rated 'bang average' PL star
Man City are reportedly keen on Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White.
According to journalist Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, the Premier League champions have begun talks with the centre-back. THe defender is available for sale this summer for the right price.
Castles claims that the England international is a potential replacement for Aymeric Laporte, who could leave the club this window. City are also keeping an eye on La Liga duo Jules Kounde and Pau Torres.
Moreover, Arsenal are heavily linked with White, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Gunners are in talks over a £55m deal for the 23-year-old.
City were the best defending team in the Premier League last season. Indeed, the Manchester giants conceded the fewest goals and kept the most clean sheets as Pep Guardiola’s side steamrolled the division.
Whilst Laporte was not first-choice last season, the Spanish international is a fan favourite with City supporters.
Furthermore, on social media, fans were unhappy that the club could be selling the former Athletic Bilbao star. With supporters fuming that White could be the player who replaces Laporte.
Here’s what some Man City fans had to say about White potentially joining the club this summer…
there are no replacements for a player of his quality. Pep has to stop playing Stones over him.— Jason Hirsch (@JasonHirsch16) July 1, 2021
NO NO NO— 🤟🏻⚡️ (@mxnciteh) July 1, 2021
Getting rid of a good player for someone who's bang average just because he's English…. make it make senss— Laura (@lolasdandelions) July 1, 2021
Ben white … seriously… ucl ready? I don’t think so— Oliver 🇮🇹🇮🇹 (@Olly4756) July 1, 2021
If reports are right then Man city is seriously beings destroyed from within— Sheikh Mansoor (@JaykatJY) July 1, 2021
We’re becoming brexit fc— Noël (@cantbefcknarsed) July 1, 2021
Indeed, City are yet to make a signing this summer. The Manchester side are likely to sign a striker to replace Sergio Aguero, whilst the likes of Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling could leave the club according to reports.
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