The sporting director of RB Leipzig, Max Eberl, has said that there is still no concrete agreement between the club and Manchester City, for the transfer of the Croatian defender Josko Guardiol. The Leipzig talent is valued at £86 million, and if City pay that figure for his services, Guardiol would officially become the most expensive defender in football history. However, it seems there is still much to discuss between the clubs. Eberl said:
"At the moment we are still very far away. As you can see, Josko is here, so it is not true (the news about his transfer to Manchester City). He has not had a medical check-up, at least to our knowledge. And I don't think he even made one himself, as he is a professional. There is no agreement…”
A few days ago, Eberl confirmed that the German club is in talks with City leaders about a possible deal. STILL
Since his transfer to Leipzig in 2021, Guardiol has made 87 appearances for the German team. However, the defender made the biggest fuss with the Croatian representative during the World Cup in Qatar. Croatia finished third in the World Cup and Guardiol's contribution was very important in this success.
Currently, the transfer record for the most expensive defender in football history is held by Harry Maguire. The Englishman joined Manchester United in 2019 for £80 million. However, if an agreement is reached between City and Leipzig, a new record is expected to be set. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's club would become even more difficult to challenge in the Premier League, despite the fact that other opposition teams have also made their reinforcements in the summer transfer window.