Pep Guardiola’s first ever adventure in the Premier League is not going according to plan as his Manchester City side are currently out of a Champions League spot. The manager spent insane amounts of money on the squad in the summer but is not able to find consistency this season, leaving the out of the title race.
Guardiola is looking to add few more players to the squad this month and will surely do so at the end of the season. The squad at the Etihad has a decent balance with star players in most positions but the former Barcelona manager will want to get more quality into the first team to try and help his side compete for the title next season. Here are 5 such players Guardiola should target for the summer, who can walk into the squad at the Etihad:
Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona):
The Croatian international is a mainstay at Barcelona under Luis Enrique but he has faced a dip in form in recent times and is finding it hard to cling on to a place in the starting XI at the Camp Nou. He is reportedly looking for a better option and Guardiola is one of the many managers who would want to snap him up. He can play alongside Gundogan in the midfield, which will make the Manchester City side one of the strongest in the competition.