Manchester City's next signing could be the fastest player in the Premier League, as agent gives update on talks: report

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during his side's Premier League win over Leeds in May 2023.
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Manchester City are reportedly pursuing a speed merchant who could become the fastest player in the Premier League – and now his agent has given a new update on the transfer saga.

Pep Guardiola's men are on course for a historic treble, having wrapped up the first third at the weekend with a fifth Premier League crown in six. A Manchester derby FA Cup final follows in June, ahead of a second Champions League final in which Guardiola could clinch the treble he's recently claimed he's beginning to "visualise".

But such is the nature of the Catalan mastermind, reinforcements are never far away from his squad, despite whatever success he achieves. One superstar on the continent has been linked with a move, with Manchester City in the frame to transform their playing style with him in the fold. 

Manchester City's Erling Haaland celebrating with the Premier League trophy

Manchester City's Erling Haaland lifts the Premier League – part one of three for City's treble (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sky Germany have reported that quicksilver Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies is a target for City along with Real Madrid, as both sides eye potential reinforcements at left-back. 

City have not had a natural left-back in their squad for a number of years now, opting to use Joao Cancelo as a right-footed, inverted option during his time on Eastlands before Nathan Ake was shifted out from centre-back to cover the role. Guardiola's interest in Marc Cucurella last summer, however, suggests a change in tack. 

The Canadian's agent has issued an update on the chances of his client moving, stating that there is definite interest in Davies. With two years left on his deal, the Bavarians may have to act now to tie the 22-year-old down or risk losing him for a smaller fee later on. 

"A number of clubs are interested [in Davies] but no direct talks [on a transfer]," Nick Huoseh was quoted as saying by Canadian outlet TSN. "Davies has two years left on his contract. Bayern are hoping to extend the contract. Nothing confirmed yet."

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Alphonso Davies is a target for Manchester City – but his agent says that there haven't been any talks yet (Image credit: Getty)

City's full-backs have rarely overlapped under Guardiola with the manager preferring his wingers to hug the touchline and the man behind them to occupy central areas, in order to control possession and offer more solidity in transition. Davies, however, would likely facilitate a switch back to a more traditional style, as Jack Grealish drifts inside. 

Davies – valued at €70 million by Transfermarkt – is one of the quickest players in the Bundesliga and could well become the fastest player in the Premier League, should he join.

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Ilkay Gundogan is rumoured to be a major target for Barcelona this summer, while Guardiola has explained why major City stars are being subbed early. One Burnley star has told FFT that Vincent Kompany could manage the Citizens one day.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.