The 24-year-old has risen through the youth ranks at Sociedad and enjoyed a stellar 2020-21 campaign, registering 11 goals and eight assists in 33 La Liga matches.
City may have spent big on Jack Grealish this summer, but remain keen on attacking talent with a move for Oyarzabal now anticipated.
According to Eurosport, Mikel Oyarzabal has become a key target for Manchester City, as the Premier League champions could attempt to sign him next summer.
The report adds that the Citizens are unlikely to reignite their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, but Bernardo Silva’s possible exit will open up space for more attacking acquisitions.
Oyarzabal already boasts four goals from four La Liga games this season and impressed with Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, banking three goals and two assists en route to the silver medal.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Chief, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, who took to the social media platform to share their thoughts and opinions.
NOOOOOO— Sam⁴⁷ (@MCFC_Samm) September 14, 2021
Erm. No. Just absolutely no.— NiallsDiscopants (@BillyBi58628549) September 14, 2021
Man why— luwanka (@luwankaa) September 14, 2021
not this guy again— GT 💧 (@giomancity_) September 15, 2021
What will be the point of this signing?— Abhinav Raj (@Tweet_to_Abhi) September 15, 2021
we're finished if this happen. we're need striker, lb and dm. wtf we're always going for 999 midfield and winger— sentosabahari (@sentosabahari8) September 15, 2021