Monaco left back and Manchester City target Layvin Kurzawa has admitted he made a mistake attending the Citizens 3-2 victory against Bayern Munich in November but insisted he was not there to hold talks over a proposed move to the club.
Speaking with L’Equipe in France, the highly rated 22-year-old said: “I don’t have to justify myself, but I didn’t go there to meet with leaders of Manchester City and, besides, they also confirmed that. It was a mistake, but it was not to meet them.”
AS Monaco received no bids for their young star, and only now the transfer window has passed the young frenchman has admitted to his naivety. Coincidence? I'll leave you to decide. Either way I would not be surprised if we see this rumour resurface.
Could this spell the end for Kolarov?
Aleksander Kolarov has been surpassed by Gael Clichy who is now clearly seen as Manchester City's 1st choice left back and with the Serbian turning 30 this year Manuel Pellegrini could opt for the younger Kurzawa to put pressure on the left back position.
Kolarov has started only 7 premier league games this term and has struggled to make any kind of impression on the first team. With the 29-year-old unlikely to vastly improve Manchester City he may be well suited cashing in on the left back who is contracted to the club until 2018, and his sale could make up a large part of the £15 million rumoured asking price for Kurzawa.
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Premier League clubs on alert after Kurzawa revelation
As well as Manchester City, Kurzawa has also been hotly linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal and all are apparently monitoring his progress.
The young Frenchman’s recent revelation must have put these clubs on alert, and I expect Monaco will not be pleased about his trip to Manchester. With the Ligue 1 side having already offloaded many stars we could be looking at the next one.