The 2021 Summer transfer window is proving to contain unpredictable drama this season. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, which is regarded as one of the biggest European super-houses has failed once again to sign an elite striker. With England striker Harry Kane deciding to stay at his current club Tottenham Hotspur and Aguero's transfer to Barcelona, the Citizens have a major void in their forward line.
Knowing the quality exhibited by Manchester City in the midfield and on the wings, players like - Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Bernando Silva could have benefited from the signing of a proven striker like Harry Kane. Safe to say that, Pep Guardiola will be thinking of a Plan B. The transfer deadline is approaching fast on August 31. So, who could be the players Manchester City could look to target?
Top 5 Players Manchester City could sign in the 2021 Transfer Window
The primary reason Manchester City could acquire Argentinian striker, Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan is because the Italian club in need of raising cash for their own signings. Moreover, given that Romelu Lukaku has departed to Chelsea earlier in the same transfer window, Martinez would find it difficult to link with a different player. In addition, Martinez is just 24-years-old, which means that he could be a long-term prospect for Manchester City.
Knowing that the Polish striker needs a new challenge in his footballing journey, Manchester City could be the go-to option. Especially with Pep Guardiola knowing how to efficiently use Robert Lewandowski in the box, Manchester City could once again stand as the most favorite team among other suitors. Moreover, Lewandowski has plenty to offer, given he puts in immense work rate even when he is 33-years-old.
Those who are not aware of the Fiorentina striker, Dusan Vlahovic managed to score 21 goals for the Serie A club in the 2020-21 season. The Number 9 Serbian is fast, agile and a much cheaper alternative for Harry Kane. Plus, Vlahovic is known to be player who links up with the mid-fielders during open plays. It was earlier reported that Vlahovic had already encouraged Premier League clubs like Tottenham and Arsenal to place bids.
Now with Kane staying at Spurs, Vlahovic could be the perfect alternative as he could pose threats in the air as well as in open plays, given his ability to come deep for the ball.
Over the past few weeks, it has been reported that Manchester City could be serious upon making their move for the United legend, Cristiano Ronaldo. Knowing that, CR7 is a work-beast and can adjust his game according to the players around him, Manchester City could be the perfect destination with the likes of Bernando Silva, Joao Cancelo, Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne among others being present.
Lastly, Ronaldo brings in abundance of experience and work rate with himself, which can even inspire the young team of Pep Guardiola to do well in the Champions League as well.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
There is no modern-day football fan who is not aware about the problems with Arsenal being consistent in the Premier League. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is a proven goal-scorer in the English league and can improve his scoring prowess knowing that he does not need to handle the entire attack. Furthermore, Aubameyang has the pace to match with the intensity of the Premier League.