Lukas Nmecha reveals he is leaving Manchester City for Wolfsburg because Pep Guardiola is ‘getting another top striker’ … amid talk of moves for Harry Kane and Erling Haaland
- Manchester City lost Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus is also linked with moves
- Harry Kane and Erling Haaland are big striking targets for Pep Guardiola’s side
- Lukas Nmecha has been with the club since 2007 but finally left for Wolfsburg
- The forward said opportunities will be limited with a new big name incoming
A big-money signing is inbound at Manchester City, according to Lukas Nmecha, who revealed he’s left the club after realising his opportunities would be crushed by a new star frontman.
It’s a big summer for the Citizens after losing a true Etihad icon in Sergio Aguero, to Barcelona, this summer. Now, they’re searching for the successor to a man who scored 260 goals in sky blue.
Borussia Dortmund’s 21-year-old prolific powerhouse Erling Haaland and the England skipper Harry Kane are favourites to slot in as Pep Guardiola’s go-to man up top.
Lukas Nmecha revealed he has quit Manchester City as he expected not to be offered chances
City are chasing a new frontman this summer, with Harry Kane and Erling Haaland top targets
Nmecha has been a City player since the age of eight, and after four loan spells he’d hoped Aguero’s departure would hand him a golden chance. However, the former England and Germany under-21 has realised there’s it’ no use sticking around.
‘I still had one year of contract,’ Nmecha told Kicker after sealing an £11m move to Wolfsburg.
‘They’re getting another top striker, I don’t think my chances would have been very good there.’
Nmecha spent the 2019-20 season with Wolfsburg but despite only making a handful of appearances, clearly impressed. His brother Felix has also made the switch.
Nmecha has signed for Wolfsburg after the Citizens were his parent club since the age of eight
Haaland would be a superb addition at City but Dortmund are determined to keep hold of him
City fans will be delighted at the suggestion of a big move in the transfer window this summer, with Guardiola needing to bring in a goalscorer for their title defence.
The champions will have to compete with Chelsea for Haaland, with the Blues having already had a bid turned down amid a hot pursuit of the Norwegian sensation.
Dortmund are determined to hold onto Haaland for one more season, before his bargain £64m release clause can be activated in 12 months time. It will take a massive bid to tempt the Germans, something City are capable of.
Kane will also be tough to prise away from Tottenham, after new boss Nuno Espirito Santo defiantly insisted the lethal finisher was not for sale in his first press conference in the N17 hot seat.