The two giants from Manchester, United and City, will not just face on the pitch on Thursday, but it seems now that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will get a chance to renew their rivalry in the transfer market as well. The Premier League sides will be involved soon in the race of add a quality star to their current squad this summer, with lackluster performances, combined with inconsistency, being the main feature of the season for both of the sides.
Though United did win the League Cup and are going strong in the Europa League, a manager of Mourinho’s calibre would surely want more in the years to come.
Not just him, even the former Barcelona and Bayern boss has similar plans and thus the need to sign more high quality stars, which links the duo to a new defender.
The player being targetted now is none other than Napoli’s 26 year old left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, who joined the Serie A outfit in 2014 and has since then impressed over the years.
The Algerian international, who was born in France, currently plays for the Italian side and is wanted by many clubs across the continent.
Both teams have the funds to challenge each other in the race to sign him and if things get out of hand, it might eventually happen to Champions League places or who decides to pay him more money.
On the other hand, the Naples based side will surely want to keep hold of him, but if the English sides are willing to pay a hefty fee, it might be wiser for them to cash in on him rather.