Guardiola offers Barcelona more players in meeting with president Laporta

Martin Macdonald
Sergio Aguero, Barcelona, 2021-22

Sergio Aguero, Barcelona, 2021-22

Pep Guardiola has reportedly offered Barcelona a selection of current Manchester City stars for potential summer transfers.

This week the Legends Trophy golf tournament took place in Mallorca, with Guardiola and current Barcelona manager Joan Laporta in attendance.

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The pair are old friends, having worked together to so much success when Guardiola was head coach at Barcelona and Laporta was in his first period as president.

According to RAC1, although pleasantries were exchanged, there was also business discussed, with Barcelona enquiring about some more players they could potentially sign from Man City.

This summer already they have acquired both Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia on free transfers from the Premier League champions.

So, who were some of the names discussed?

Aymeric Laporte

This main name on the agenda was Aymeric Laporte who has lost his place in the team this season.

When Ruben Dias was signed it was thought he would form an ongoing partnership with Laporte at the back for City, but the outstanding form of John Stones throughout the came relegated the now-Spain international to the status as third-choice centre-back at the Etihad.

Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte

Barcelona already have Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet as their left-sided choices at centre-back, but Laporte could be brought in with one of that pair moving on.

As for a transfer fee, well, Barcelona can't afford a big one.

Raheem Sterling

Another player who lost his way at Man City this season was Raheem Sterling, who suffered a dry spell in front of goal in the second half of the campaign.

Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia have already joined Barcelona this summer as free agents from Man City
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With Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez the wingers of choice in important matches at the business end of the season Sterling had to settle for a place on the bench.

A few throwaway stories have suggested Barcelona could be interested in bringing the Englishman to Camp Nou, but, again, he will not come on the cheap.

The likely acquisition of Memphis Depay for free makes this one highly unlikely too.

Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva has almost been a victim of his own ability to play in a variety of positions for Man City as although he remains a solid performer, he has been unable to lock down a designated position in the team.

Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva

He started an admirable 24/38 Premier League games but he is not what could be described as a key player for the club.

The Portuguese could leave if a decent offer came in.

But, he will not be a priority signing for the Blaugrana.

Joao Cancelo

The future of Joao Cancelo was also discussed but this one won't happen due to his increasingly superb performances in 2020/21 and his ability to play at both right-back and left-back with equal effectiveness.

Guardiola won't be letting him go.