According to Football Whispers, Nathaniel Clyne is on Pep Guardiola’s radar as the Manchester City boss looks around for new fullbacks.
Nathaniel Clyne is arguably Liverpool’s most consistent player and after just nine games of the 2016/17 Premier League season he looks set to continue his defensive and attacking influence on Jurgen Klopp’s side.
It would appear as though Guardiola has noticed how effective the former Southampton fullback is and has identified him as a potential target for next summer. Football Whispers claim that City is willing to offer as much as £35 million to get Clyne to move to Manchester.
If Liverpool was to sell Clyne, as unlikely as that may be, it would guarantee a profit on the £12.5 million invested in him last summer and I can’t help but feel as though that is something that Liverpool’s owners would consider.
Liverpool fans aren’t having any of it, though. On Twitter, fans have reacted very strongly to suggestions that their prized fullback might be on his way to Manchester.
Clyne to City would hurt. More consistent than any #LFC player & has been a superb signing. If he was foreign he’d be far more highly-rated.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) October 27, 2016
As if people are saying they’d sell Clyne for £35m if City offered it – he’s the best right back in the league, not a chance I’d sell him
— ʝ (@Groojic) October 27, 2016
Although, there are some who are open to the idea. Well, kind of…
The only way I’d sell Clyne to our rivals City is if they give us Aguero & £35m, they weaken us we weaken them, sounds fair
— The_Lil_Magician (@Lil_Magician10) October 27, 2016
I’d reluctantly accept £35m for Clyne if we were sending him abroad and had a very good replacement within our reach. but City? not a hope
— Leonard Archer (@fishpainting) October 27, 2016
If we sell Clyne to City I will eat my chemistry textbook, it’s not happening
— Dän (@FutboIDan) October 27, 2016
There isn’t a Liverpool fan who has his wits about him that is willing to let Clyne go. He is the most complete fullback in the league and at 25 years of age, he has a way to go before reaching his prime as a footballer. Not happening.
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