Man City’s new £35 million transfer could see this Manchester United star leave.
For many decades, Manchester United’s arch rivals lay dormant on the blue side of the city. Titled as the ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City rarely threatened to topple the Red Devils long-standing hegemony in England.
As Man United conquered everything imaginable including the Champions League three times, the blues hung in a limbo from relegation to the top flight. Mostly City were a mid-table team.
Nonetheless, City’s inefficiencies did not cause the rivalry to cease. Manchester derbies have always been fought with ferocious intensity and fervent passion. Perhaps nowadays, City’s new fanbase may have diluted the atmosphere somewhat but they are still hard-fought encounters.
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Of course, mega millions eventually awoke the sleeping giant and now Manchester City stand with a great chance of creating a new hegemony in the city. It is now the blue side of Manchester who competes for titles and the red languishes further down the table.
Pep Guardiola‘s latest move may not have been planned as a direct onslaught on the Red Devils but it could inadvertently turn out to be one.
According to Spanish outlet Sport via the Daily Express, Manchester City are looking to wrap up a deal for Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo in the region of £35 million as early as this week and that could be bad news for the Red Devils.
Yesterday reports broke about the Catalans potentially considering United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a replacement for Semedo and if City manage to complete the deal, the Catalans may pounce for the United right-back.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka had only arrived at Old Trafford last summer, but he has endeared himself to the Red Devils faithful with his tough tackling and exuberant energy on the pitch. Many Red Devils supporters regard him as the best defensive right-back in the Premier League at the moment.
The former Crystal Palace man has been especially impressive in encounters against Manchester City with Aaron Wan-Bissaka often getting the better of Raheem Sterling.
Therefore it is no surprise Barcelona are interested in Aaron Wan-Bissaka. With the Catalans set to lose Semedo looking more and more likely, it will be nervous times ahead for the Red Devils.
Resisting the lure of either of the two giant Spanish clubs is a hard one for any footballer. United fans will be hoping, Aaron Wan-Bissaka manages to not give into the temptation and commit his future to the club.
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