The news that Pep Guardiola wants to move to England this summer has sent alarm bells throughout the Premier League, with Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City all rumoured to be keen to take on the Bayern Munich manager.
However, while the general public are none the wiser as to where the Spaniard will go, some reliable sources are confident that Guardiola will be at the Etihad Stadium next year.
Pep Guardiola has a verbal agreement to take charge of Man City next season. #MCFC
— Agent Edward (@Agent_Edward) January 5, 2016
Spanish publication Sport.es is also sure that the 44 year-old is on his way to Manchester, and have drawn up a team that they believe could take to the field for the start of the 2016/2017 season.
This side is quite frankly ridiculous.
The acquisitions of Gerard Pique, John Stones, David Alaba, and Paul Pogba would mean an expensive summer is in store for City. That is before we even mentioned a certain Lionel Messi.
Nonetheless, they are not a club who are not adverse to speding a few pennies.
This is of course pure speculation, but it does raise the interesting point that the likes of Alaba, Pique and Messi would be more likely to depart their clubs if it meant reuniting with Guardiola.
What a team this would be!
Hat-tip to Sportsjoe.