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Pep Guardiola tipped to land £60m Man City signing to strengthen attacking options

Given their potent attack last season, the last place Man City arguably need to strengthen in this summer transfer window is up front.

Pep Guardiola’s side scored a whopping 106 goals in 38 league games en route to winning the Premier League title, while they were also prolific in Europe.

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With the likes of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva at his disposal, it’s questionable as whether Guardiola needs more attacking options at Man City next season.

According to The Guardian, that’s exactly what the Spanish tactician is targeting as it’s claimed that Man City could be set to sign Leicester City ace Riyad Mahrez in a £60m deal with the move possibly wrapped up by Friday.

Mahrez, 27, impressed for the Foxes last season, scoring 13 goals and providing 13 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions, despite the fact that he went on strike midway through the campaign, as noted by The Telegraph.

While the likes of Sterling and Sane offer pace and movement out wide, the Algerian international could arguably be a more technical and creativity addition in the final third and so perhaps there is an argument that Guardiola would be adding a different dynamic in that department.

It remains to be seen if a deal is signed off this week, but Mahrez could be an important addition to help City continue to compete on various fronts next season.

Guardiola landed the league title and League Cup last year, but fell short in the FA Cup and Champions League. In turn, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss will perhaps be eager to strengthen where possible and continue to add to his haul of trophies at Man City.

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