Pep Guardiola is not done splashing the cash at Manchester City.
Having already signed Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Aaron Mooy (who’s already out on loan), Aleksander Zinchenko and Marlos Moreno, Guardiola is set to move for a top class goalie to replace Joe Hart, according to The Express.
The City boss wants 24-year-old Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who is one of Europe’s most coveted goalkeepers, and won’t come cheap.
The German stopper moved to Barcelona in 2014, after impressing at former club Borussia Moenchengladbach.
However, Ter Stegen is unhappy at the Nou Camp after being made to share goalkeeping duties with Claudio Bravo.
Bravo usually plays league games, with Ter Stegen between the sticks in the Champions League and the Copa.
And with Joe Hart enduring a shocking Euro 2016, Pep is ready to move for Ter Stegen to replace Hart, who is interesting Everton.
Barcelona are willing to reluctantly part with the player, but will reportedly hold out for his release clause, which is a whopping £67 million.
Guardiola and his team have questions over Hart, and his pre season failings will have only added to that.
Seriously though, £67m for a goalkeeper is a ridiculous amount, although that could be cushioned if City sell Hart to Everton.
That could recoup around £30 million, as long as they sell him before Hart has the chance to play again and the figure goes down further.