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Manchester City identify three names including Premier League star with new winger targeted for summer window



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Premier League champions Manchester City could look to the transfer market in the summer of 2024 for the signing of a new winger, a new report has stated.

Etihad Stadium bosses signed a fresh name in the wide attacking roles last summer, after a decision was made alongside the will of the player to sanction a deal that saw Riyad Mahrez join the Saudi Arabian football project.

As such, Jeremy Doku was brought into Pep Guardiola’s side in a move that has certainly paid off during the opening half of the ongoing season, with the Belgian forward bringing much-needed pace and flair into the attacking line.

However, with concerns over the longer-term future of Bernardo Silva, and Phil Foden likely to move permanently into an attacking midfield role, Manchester City are now focussing some level of attention onto signing a new wide forward in the coming months.

According to the information of MailSport’s Simon Jones, Manchester City are currently ‘exploring the market’ for a new winger, with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Pedro Neto among those on their radar.

It is further detailed that City Football Group’s Savio, currently on loan at Girona from ESTAC Troyes in France is also ‘well liked’, while Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been watched for the past year.

Manchester City’s pursuit of a new attacking wide forward is also likely to be accompanied by a search for a new defensive midfielder, with Kalvin Phillips expected to leave the Etihad Stadium on a permanent agreement next summer.

For the time being, and while a loan move remains on the cards, it is likely that the England international remains a part of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad for the second-half of the campaign, with a number of potential suitors pausing their interest.

Should a club wish to secure a loan deal for Phillips this month, then Manchester City will expect a sizeable loan fee to agree to a move, with some reports suggesting as much as £7 million could be requested by Etihad Stadium bosses.