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REVEALED: Man City aimed to sign a star player in a swap deal

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A German media outlet revealed Manchester City’s desire to make a swap deal with Bayern Munich back in summer 2020.

Manchester City attempted to sign a super striker back in the 2020 summer transfer window. The club saw Leroy Sane switching to Bayern Munich after extended negotiations. This move in turn ended his four-year spell at Etihad Stadium. Little did we know, Pep Guardiola and the management had an eye on a swap deal with the Bavarian giants as their German striker departed. In fact, Sane’s absence would make a substantial difference to the squad considering his heroics in City’s 2018 and 2019 title runs.

Now, along with Sane’s £54.8 million fees, City were aiming to obtain a speedster from Bayern’s talented list of players. Yes, Guardiola & co. aimed to exchange Sane for none other than Kingsley Coman, the French winger. A report published by German media Bild indicates that the club offered a swap deal for the France international. However, they eventually agreed with the initial transfer amount and there is no sign whether or not the deal went through. 

Could have been a perfect match.

If you think about it, Guardiola has closely worked with Coman during his time in the Bundesliga. Therefore, it makes complete sense why he would want the winger at his disposal at City in the Premier League. The Frenchman is valued at £49.5 million by Transfermarkt and made his debut under the Catalonian at the age of 19. Coman impressed Pep with his six goals and 12 assists in 35 appearances.

Nevertheless, Kingsley has racked 185 games for Bayern and scored the winning goal in the Champions League final of the 2019-20 season. At a young age, the Frenchman has achieved soaring heights and would have been a brilliant addition to Man City’s roster.