Manchester City are one of a number of teams who are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to reports in Italy.
The Swiss international is out of contract next summer, leading to a scramble for his signature, which includes Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma, Juventus and the Citizens.
Fans on Twitter are very much split on whether a move for Zakaria is a good idea. Some believe Rodri needs to have another defensive midfielder to help him out, while others feel the club should be focusing on other areas of the pitch:
Good back up for Lord RODRI
— Agent P💙🤍🇯🇲 (@Perrydan9) November 18, 2021
rodri cant play every game
— sdobrevv2 (@SDobrevv2) November 18, 2021
We don’t need him
— Syed Saym (@SyedSaym9) November 19, 2021
This one actually makes a lot of sense – financially & for the team – which means he’s not coming
— Alex 🍌 – False 9 Season 😭 (@Alex8Mcfc) November 18, 2021
Zakaria said he prefers to play in the Premier League
— Diego (@Dieguitocity) November 18, 2021
WHY???? We need a fricking striker. Txiki do your job this is frustrating
— ⁴⁷ (@Foden___Szn) November 18, 2021
we need two dms…
— ⭐️ (@EHardwidge) November 18, 2021
— 💙⚽️ (@MahessanSuresh) November 18, 2021
The fact that Zakaria is available on a free transfer makes it a much easier decision to go after him. City have been tracking the 24-year-old for over a year so it is unsurprising to see their name mentioned in terms of potential suitors.
Whether they will firm up their interest in the player may depend on how they feel about Zakaria’s recent performances. He returned from a serious knee injury last year and he has yet to regain his best form.