Olarenwaju Kayode: Nigerian set to sign for Man City

Olarenwaju Kayode: Nigerian set to sign for Man City

Manchester City are set to sign Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode from Austria Vienna on a four-year deal and send him on a season-long loan to Spanish side Girona. The 24-year-old striker finished as the top scorer in Austria’s top flight last season with 17 goals in 33 games. Kayode had been linked with a move to Newcastle United. Four other City players are to spend the 2017-18 season at newly-promoted La Liga side Girona. Brazilian…

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Guardiola must deliver trophies for Man City

Guardiola must deliver trophies for Man City

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in July 2016, the club made a fuss of the unveiling of their superstar manager by staging a “Cityzens Weekend,” at which the slogan “It Begins” was projected from anything and everything bearing a club badge. Guardiola was not entirely comfortable with the idea. After all, having coached at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, where gimmicks were not required, this felt a little too much about the manager rather…

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Pep Guardiola facing a big second season in charge of Manchester City

Pep Guardiola facing a big second season in charge of Manchester City

The pressure is on Pep Guardiola after a frustrating debut season at Manchester City, so can he deliver silverware in the new campaign? We put the Catalan under the microscope in the first of a new series on the managers of the Premier League’s top six.  What happened last year?  Guardiola took English football by storm when he started his Manchester City tenure with 10 consecutive wins, but in the end, that run of form…

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Man City complete signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

Man City complete signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

Manchester City have signed Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, both clubs have confirmed. Neither club disclosed the fee, but sources told ESPN FC at the weekend that the deal could be worth up to £52 million. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City,” Mendy told City’s official website. “They are one of Europe’s leading clubs and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager committed to playing attacking football. “I am sure that…

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