Man City ‘eye shock raid on Arsenal for Nuno Tavares transfer after scouting left-back’ despite only signing in summer



Posted Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

MANCHESTER CITY are interested in signing Nuno Tavares from Arsenal, according to reports.

The defender joined the Gunners from Benfica for £8million in the summer.

Man City ‘eye shock raid on Arsenal for Nuno Tavares transfer after scouting left-back’ despite only signing in summer
Nuno Tavares has impressed for Arsenal this season

But if City get their way, his stay at the Emirates could be a short one.

According to ESPN, Pep Guardiola's side are 'watching' Tavares ahead of a potential move.

City are after a new left-back, with Oleksandr Zinchenko linked with a move away and Benjamin Mendy suspended indefinitely.

The Prem champions are unlikely to swoop for Tavares in January.

But a transfer next summer isn't out of the question.

The 21-year-old has impressed since deputising for Kieran Tierney at left-back.

He made his first Premier League start of the season against Aston Villa in October, impressing during the 3-1 win.

He subsequently kept his starting place for six Prem games on the bounce, before being dropped to the bench for Monday night's 2-1 defeat to Everton, in which Tierney got an assist.

Tavares has so far made 14 appearances for the Gunners in total, after 41 Benfica outings.

Guardiola, meanwhile, has been 'assured' that his squad will not be 'weakened' in January.

City are set to compete on multiple fronts once again - although a number of first team stars have been linked with moves away.

SunSport revealed earlier this week that West Ham are considering a loan swoop for Nathan Ake.



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