Germany defender reveals Guardiola contact as Man City links resurface

Date published: Thursday 31st May 2018 6:37 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester City could add Holger Badstuber to their ranks this summer, after the German defender revealed he is still in contact with Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola was Badstuber’s manager at Bayern Munich for three seasons.

The centre-back is set to leave Stuttgart this summer in pursuit of Champions League football.

Badstuber told Sport Bild: “It would be wrong to close the door at Stuttgart, but now I have this great urge to play internationally. My goal is not the Europa League, but the Champions League.”

The Premier League could be a potential destination, with the 29-year-old confirming that a move abroad “would be an experience that I would like to do someday.”

Badstuber was also linked to Man City last year.

He will be available on a free transfer, as his contract with Stuttgart expires this summer.

Lazio, Fenerbahce and Besiktas are other potential suitors for his signature, according to Calciomercato.

Stuttgart finished 7th in the Bundesliga this season, thus failing to qualify for Europe.

 

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