Manchester City are on the brink of completing their second signing of the summer.
According to the latest reports, the Premier League giants have agreed a world-record fee for one of the hottest, if not the hottest, defenders in the beautiful game. That man is RB Leipzig's highly-rated center-back Josko Gvardiol.
After reportedly striking a deal for the Croatian superstar two weeks ago, the Cityzens appear to have finalized matters with his Bundesliga employers and are set to add one of the most talented defenders to their world-class squad.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Guardiola's side will be paying a whopping €90M ($99M) for the 21-year-old while Sky Sport Germany report that the €90M figure is merely the baseline fee and that this transfer could potentially rise to €100M ($110M).
This would make Gvardiol the most expensive defender in the history of the beautiful game, surpassing previous record holder Harry Maguire as well as Matthijs de Ligt and Virgil van Dijk.
Both parties look to wrap things up by the end of this week while the player has been penciled in for a medical on Friday. If all goes to plan, Josko could be a Manchester City by the time Haaland and Co. face Arsenal in the Community Shield.
However, the Croatian is unlikely to make his debut then regardless as this Wembley Stadium showdown will take place this Sunday. These two English giants will reignite their rivalry live on ESPN+ ahead of what should be another exciting Premier League battle between the two.