August 5, 2023 – The news Croatian football fans have been waiting for is finally here. After a long summer transfer saga, Joško Gvardiol is officially a new member of Manchester City!
Manchester City confirmed the signing of Josko Gvardiol on a five-year deal. The 21-year-old Croatian center-back comes from RB Leipzig as the second summer signing for City, after fellow countryman Mateo Kovačić. City signed Gvardiol from Leipzig for 90 million euros.
“I have always dreamed of one day playing in England and to be doing so now with Manchester City – after the season they have just had – is a real honor for me.
Anyone who saw Manchester City play last season knows they are the best team in the world. To win the Treble says everything you need to know about the quality this team has.
To be joining City is something very special for me and my family.
To have the chance to work with Pep Guardiola, too, will be amazing. I know I am not yet the finished article and I am sure my game will progress under the best coach in football.
To be linking up with Mateo Kovacic will also be special. He’s a top footballer and I hope we can both help City achieve another successful season in 2023/24 and then beyond,” Gvardiol said in the official Man City release this morning.
Gvardiol kicked off his senior career at Dinamo Zagreb, winning two Croatian league titles in two seasons, along with a Croatian Cup and a Croatian Super Cup. Gvardiol then moved to RB Leipzig in Germany, making 87 appearances for the Red Bulls with five goals and two DFB-Pokal trophies.
He has been an incredible force for Croatia, with 21 caps and a bronze medal in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Congrats to Joško!
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