Roberto, whose current contract at Camp Nou is due to expire in the summer of 2022, had a very underwhelming La Liga campaign as Barcelona finished third under the management of Ronald Koeman.
Pep Guardiola had reportedly previously wanted Sergi Roberto last season but he refused as he wanted to wait and see if he was still in Barça’s plans.
The 29-year-old would prefer to stay at Barcelona but has made it clear that he will happily jump ship and join City if his current employers make it clear that he is no longer wanted at Camp Nou, which seems like just a matter of time.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Duncan Castles claims that the Spanish international’s representatives have been in touch with the Premier League champions over a possible move this summer.
As per Castles, Pep Guardiola rates Roberto ‘a lot’, and is a big fan of the 29-year-old’s ‘flexibility’ on the pitch.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief, many Man City fans have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
Nooooooooooo— Adil Shaikh (@AdilSha41002424) June 15, 2021
Sorry. Please go somewhere else— Mohammad sadaan (@mohammad_sadaan) June 15, 2021
If this is true, Pep will destroy us— Ken Adams 👈🏻 (@elquelasigue) June 15, 2021
That guy can’t defend 😭😭. If we sign him I want everyone out.— George🏴 (@georgemcfc21) June 15, 2021
Not even lying. I’m taking mendy over Roberto— 💙⚽️ Always (@QJweRfWQ4YzvJ8R) June 15, 2021
Pep is on a mission. He wants to ruin this club before he takes the Barcelona gig— ᴘᴀᴘ𝑖 ⁶𓅓 (@OMGitsKRAZY) June 16, 2021
I can understand Pep likes players of his "team of the heart" but c'mon, don't tell me can be a possible swap between him and Cancelo🇵🇹 because I will want Pep out of City in this case. Of course he isn't player for City, even less as a main player instead of Walker🏴 or Cancelo— GJ#9🤙🏾🇮🇨 (@jdiazm11) June 15, 2021