Manchester City will be stronger, bringing in a winger compared to Son Heung-min, worth 82.8 billion won
Brighton’s Mitoma Kaoru (26) is drawing attention from Manchester City.
British media “Sports Mall” reported on the 6th (Korea Standard Time) that “Manchester City is seeking to recruit Mitoma.”
“Manchester City is planning to recruit 50 million pounds (about 82.8 billion won) for a transfer fee. His contract is two more years away. But Mitoma is not considering a move this summer,” he added.
“Alexis McAllister, who was at the heart of Brighton, moved to Liverpool. Moises Caicedo is also embroiled in rumors of a move to Chelsea.
The Sun, a British media outlet, said, “Manchester City has recently focused on recruiting Yoshko Gvardiol,” adding, “We will turn our attention to recruiting a player to replace Riyad Mahrez.”
Mitoma, a former member of Japan’s J-League Kawasaki Frontale, wore a Brighton uniform for a transfer fee of 3 million euros (about 4.2 billion won) at the Tokyo Olympics.
Last season, he was rented to Belgium because he did not have a work visa, and he returned to England this season and is spending his first season in earnest. After making his first start of the season against Chelsea, he captivated Premier League fans and officials with his explosive performance from the second game. In the 20th round against Liverpool, he led the team to a 3-0 victory and was named the player of the week in the 20th round selected by Alan Shearer.
Over the course of the season, the influence has grown. He scored 10 goals and 8 assists in a total of 41 games in the 2022-23 season. He started in 24 of the 33 Premier League games.
BBC expert Garth Crooks also compared Mitoma to Son Heung-min (Tottenham). “Mitoma has all the elements of the top class,” Crooks said. “He plays very similar to Son Heung-min,” he said. “He is not afraid of his opponent, he can see the pass, and he wants to score.”
Roberto DeGerby Brighton also said, “Mitoma plays very similar to Son Heung-min. “He is not afraid of his opponent, knows how to see a pass, and wants to score a goal,” he praised.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola also praised him. He said, “I want to say that Mitoma’s impact on the Premier League is great. “Last season was special.”
However, Mitoma does not seem to have much thoughts about the transfer at the moment. Mitoma is discussing a five-year deal with Brighton, according to the media 안전놀이터