Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has opened the door on a potential summer move to Manchester City after recently admitting, “it is hard to say no when they want you”, according to Bild (Via the Mirror).
The Premier League giants, who suffered a 3-1 home defeat to the hands of league leaders Leicester City on Saturday, could make a move for the Borussia Monchengladbach star at the end of the current 2015-16 campaign when Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola replaces Manuel Pellegrini as the club’s manager.
Xhaka; 23, who has 39 international caps for his country, has scored three goals in 23 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga side so far this season.
Despite also interesting the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, the central midfielder has seemingly released a ‘come and get me’ plea to Manchester City.
He told German publication Bild, “Logically, it is hard to say no when Manchester City wants you and you can play there.
“I will openly admit that, and that surely does not only apply to me.”
Xhaka, who is contracted at Borussia Park until 2019, is understood to have a buy-out clause of £22m – although it doesn’t kick in until the summer of 2017.