Report: Man City close to adding Bertrand AND Walker

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Manchester City needs help at fullback, and Sky Sports says the Sky Blues are set to pick up two of the Premier League’s best.

In moves that can happen “within a fortnight”, Shakespeare Pep Guardiola could have Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Tottenham’s Kyle Walker at the Etihad Stadium.

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Walker missed some playing time late in the season as Mauricio Pochettino opted for expert crosser Kieran Trippier, while Bertrand’s availability hinges on Saints’ interest in selling anyone of merit. Chairman Ralph Krueger has said they won’t be big sellers, and is already dealing with the potential departure of star center back Virgil van Dijk.

The same report says that Man City’s previously reported addition of Benjamin Mendy is no longer close, so take it for what it’s worth!

Ilkay Gundogan was back training this morning, and the idea of having Walker and Bertrand racing up the wings with healthy Gundogan and Gabiel Jesus (let alone Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, and on, and on) has to invigorate the imaginations of Man City supporters.