Man City favourites to sign La Liga centre-back
According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester City are the favourites to sign Athletic Club defender Unai Nunez.
Cityzens need defensive reinforcements following the injury to Aymeric Laporte and the failure to cope up with the departure of veteran Vincent Company.
As a result, Pep Guardiola was forced to line up a lopsided defence, which turned out to be a key reason for their failure this season.
While Kalidou Kolibauly and Leicester centre-back Soyuncu are on City’s wishlist, Nunez appears to be a more likely option.
The Spaniard has been excellent for Athletic Club this season, securing clean sheets against Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The 22-year-old is also holding against the contract extension, which makes certain that he is likely to leave Athletic Club at the end of this season.
On the other end, City centre-back John Stones is linked with a move to Arsenal as new manager Mikel Arteta is eyeing a loan deal.
Guardiola's men are currently trailing table-toppers Liverpool by 14 points in Premier League.