Pep Guardiola ready to cash in on £7m-rated Germany U21 star Lukas Nmecha after impressing on loan at Anderlecht with Manchester City boss looking to raise funds for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish moves
- Manchester City are prepared to sanction the sale of striker Lukas Nmecha
- Nmecha, who is valued at £7m, has impressed while on loan at Anderlecht
- City want to raise funds as they look to sign Jack Grealish and Harry Kane
Manchester City are looking to cash in on loan signings including striker Lukas Nmecha to part-finance moves for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.
Nmecha has scored 20 goals for Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht this season and is part of the Germany under-21s team taking part in the European Championship that resumes on Monday.
He has previously spent time as a City player at Preston, Middlesbrough and Wolfsburg.
Manchester City are ready to sell striker Lukas Nmecha, who is valued at £7m, this summer
City boss Pep Guardiola is willing to sell Nmecha to help raise funds for high-profile signings
City are now open to offers for the 22-year-old who is valued around £7million with a year left on his contract. His only two Premier League appearances for City were as a substitute in 2018 totalling 14 minutes.
Pep Guardiola would like to add Kane and Grealish to his squad next season but the £200million outlay has to be partially offset by player sales.
Although individual prices for City’s fringe players are a small fraction of signing two England internationals, City had 20 players out on loan last season and they would yield significant total revenues if they sold a few of them.
It marks a change of policy for the Premier League champions who have previously seen annual loan fees as a useful revenue stream.
Guardiola wants to add Aston Villa star Jack Grealish to his squad ahead of next season
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is also a key target for City during the summer transfer window
They also have a tradition of usually trying to do their transfer business early in the transfer window with big signings like Ederson and Rodri arriving in June and early July.
Besides Nmecha, winger Jack Harrison should complete a £15million switch to Leeds having spent three seasons on loan at Elland Road.
Other City loanees last season were Daniel Arzani, Nahuel Bustos, Yan Couto, Daniel Grimshaw, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Yangel Herrera, Luka Ilic, Ko Itakura, Issa Kabore, Ryotaro Meshino, Marlos Moreno, Pablo Moreno, Arijanet Muric, Ante Palaversa, Pedro Porro, Patrick Roberts, Morgan Rogers and Diego Rosa
Roberts has spent the last five seasons on loan at different clubs following his move from Fulham in 2015.
Although UEFA are adjusting previous FFP break-even rules due to the pandemic clubs will still be subject to rules on wages and fees.