Manchester City can afford a move for Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Manchester City can afford to make a move for Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia this transfer window.

The treble winners are in the market for a replacement winger for Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian left the club for Al-Ahli this window. Reports indicate the champions have the resources available to possibly make a move for Napoli’s star man.

Journalist Ben Jacobs has told the Football Fancast podcast that Manchester City have the budget to make a move. He said: “Obviously, it’s a little bit different for Manchester City because they’ve had established income from European football, so might be able to put a package together. We know that they’ve got that type of money lying around because they obviously tabled that £90 million bid for Declan Rice. From a budgetary point of view, sometimes you learn what a club are prepared to spend and can spend under the rules based upon what they tried to spend and failed to spend and then you know that money is there. I just think it’s a difficult deal to pull off because Napoli really don’t want to lose the player.”

Whether or not Manchester City intend to make a concrete move for Napoli’s Georgian international remains to be seen. The winger contributed 17 goals and 14 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions as Napoli claimed the Serie A title last season.

If a move is to be made for Khvicha Kvaratskhelia it would be at a significant outlay for the Champions. Newcastle United have had a £100 million bid rejected for his services, as reported by Corriere Dello Sport. Napoli are said to be keen to retain their star man and are notoriously tough negotiators.

As City are in the market for a winger, Kvaratskhelia would fit the bill as a potential target.

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