It has been reported that Manchester City did not even try to make an attempt to sign Crystal Palace attacker Eberechi Eze on deadline day.
This comes from journalist Mike Minay after it was claimed on Sunday that Pep Guardiola’s side did indeed propose a £60 million offer for the Englishman but Palace were demanding as much as £80 million to sell him.
Now, it seems like such reports are untrue as Manchester City seemingly had no interest in signing Eberechi Eze on deadline day.
Journalist: Manchester City did not even try to sign Eberechi Eze on deadline day
Branded as ‘smooth’ by Rio Ferdinand, the 25-year-old was strongly linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium.
One could fathom City’s interest after losing Kevin De Bruyne to injury for a number of months, with Phil Foden having the sole responsibility of running the side’s entire attack.
But Mike Minay has revealed that on deadline day, Eberechi Eze was not a priority for Manchester City as a last-minute transfer.
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“It’s my understanding that there was no bid from Manchester City on deadline day for Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace. The signings of [Jeremy] Doku and [Matheus] Nunes meant there was no need for Eze too.”
Eberechi Eze could be looked at in the summer of 2024
With Eberechi Eze contracted to Crystal Palace until 2025, perhaps Manchester City could look to sign him next summer.
Considering the mercurial midfielder will only have a year remaining on his deal, the Sky Blues could sign him at cut-price fee.
Eze is not only proficient at creating chances whilst being technically excellent but is also well capable of playing out on the wing.
With Kevin De Bruyne already 32 years of age and having had several injuries over the years, perhaps Eberechi Eze could be a player to help replace him in the long-term.