Manchester City left-back Galatasaray is interested in loaning out Sergio Gomez.
The Turkish powerhouses are eager to return former City full-back Angelino to RB Leipzig the following month in order to prematurely conclude his loan. Leipzig paid Galatasaray a loan fee of approximately £1 million, and if Angelino makes 20 appearances across all competitions, the deal would automatically become permanent for £5 million.
Remarkably, despite making an appearance in each of Galatasaray’s six Champions League games, he has already been eliminated from the picture in Istanbul after reaching 19 appearances.
Gomez, a fellow countryman of Angelino, is thought to be a suitable substitute should Galatasaray and the Bundesliga team be able to reach a deal, albeit he is not the only player of interest.
An initial 18-month loan deal with a permanent transfer option is being considered by Galatasaray. Gomez has not appeared in the Premier League since September and has only started three games for City this season across all competitions.
He paid £11 million to join Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning team in August 2022, but he has had difficulty breaking into City’s starting lineup. This season, Guardiola has frequently used a back-three, with Nathan Ake and Josko Gvardiol starting at left defence in front of the 23-year-old Spaniard.
In the meantime, after Oscar Bobb’s stunning breakthrough at the Etihad Stadium, City is prepared to reject any more loan attempts for the Norwegian phenomenon this winter.
The 20-year-old forward was being courted by Lazio, Porto, Benfica, and Ajax to accept a loan deal, but he has made a name for himself in City’s starting lineup.
Kalvin Phillips, who cost £42 million to sign with Guardiola in 2022, is one player who is expected to leave in January. The England international is interested in signing with Juventus on a loan with a buyout option.
However, City is demanding an obligation to buy, which Juventus has not yet committed to, in order to get rid of Phillips on a permanent basis. Discussions between the two clubs are still ongoing.
A possible destination for Phillips, who wants to get regular minutes before the European Championships in the summer of next year, is Newcastle.
Guardiola recently hinted that, should Phillips decide to leave for fresh pastures, City may look to get a replacement in the transfer market. He said, “Kalvin is a player with us, I don’t want to anticipate absolutely anything.” Everyone is aware of his predicament. Depending on whether it occurs. If it occurs, we have a conversation. It’s not an easy market in January. We still have amazing things to aim for both during and after our decision.