Manchester City to sign another bargain with world-class potential - as Guardiola demands £9m transfer: report

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Manchester City at Red Bull Arena on October 04, 2023 in Leipzig, Germany.
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Manchester City are looking to secure the signing of another cheap player who has the potential to become world-class.

Julian Alvarez arrived to little fanfare but has quickly become an indispensable member of the Manchester City squad, not to mention a World Cup winner for Argentina. Not many would have expected Jeremy Doku and Manuel Akanji to have as much quality as they do, either, though they've both proven their worth to Guardiola's side.

And the Catalan manager wants to add more talented players to his squad that don't cost a fortune - starting with a winger valued at just £9m by Transfermarkt

eremy Doku of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham FC at Etihad Stadium on September 02, 2023 in Manchester, England.

Doku is the latest signing to thrive at Manchester City (Image credit: Getty Images)

According to Italian outlet TV Play, Manchester City are chasing the signature of Tajon Buchanan, with Guardiola personally sounding the Canadian out over a potential move. 

Currently at Club Brugge, Buchanan has actually played the majority of this term at right-back. He's naturally a winger, though, perhaps providing reason as to why Guardiola is so keen on signing him.

Indeed, Guardiola has developed a number of players over the years and made them better by adapting their positions, and Buchanan could be another to feel the benefits of the Manchester City boss. He's clearly a goal threat from full-back, too, scoring twice and assisting on a further two occasions in just 11 Belgian Pro League matches this season.

Manchester City target Tajon Buchanan (17) of Club Brugge pictured in action during the Jupiler Pro League season 2023 - 2024 match day 12 between Club Brugge KV and Royal Antwerp FC on October 29 , 2023 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)

Buchanan is on the radar of Man City (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City might have to stump up more than his £9m valuation, however. With 18 months remaining on his current deal, Club Brugge reportedly want around £50m for the 24-year-old. 

Inter Milan are also interested in signing Buchanan, while Atletico Madrid could return in January after their failed late attempt in the summer to bring him to the Spanish capital. 

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Pep Guardiola has discussed his future, teasing Juventus as a potential destination in the future.

Meanwhile, Shaun Wright-Phillips has told FFT that his former club could go on to win 10 Premier League titles in a row.

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