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Reports:
EPL sides prepare more over-sized offers for Gvardiol

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Germany's main sporting tabloid purports to have discovered new details inherent in Croatian superstar Josko Gvardiol's current contract with RB Leipzig. 

The existence of an exit clause that cannot be triggered until the summer of 2024, according to some other sources, nevertheless doesn't mean that Gvardiol won't be on the move this winter. 
Josko Gvardiol and Youssoufa Moukoko.
Josko Gvardiol and Youssoufa Moukoko.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
In a report published today, Germany's Sport Bild newspaper claims that Josko Gvardiol's current working papers with RB Leipzig (good through 2027) contains an exit clause that may be activated in the summer of 2024. According to the tabloid, the rising star can be had for approximately €112 million.


This revelation naturally doesn't mean that the endless torrent of transfer rumors involving the 20-year-old will cease in the coming January transfer window. The 18-times-capped international has been linked with virtually every large club on the Isle, along with PSG, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

Italian transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà even goes so far as to report that Manchester City are prepared to make the Bundesliga side an offer they can hardly refuse. The "Citizens" are apparently prepared to plunk down a mega €130 million offer to secure rights to Gvardiol in January, then lend him back to Leipzig for the duration of the season.

Other previously interested EPL parties, such as Manchester United and Chelsea FC, might also be prepared to up their initial offers over the €112 million mark and tempt Leipzig with performance bonuses and re-sale incentives. Gvardiol himself may be incentivized to push for a transfer with an offered annual salary of €10-€12 million more than he currently makes.


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