Man City to make move for Serie A playmaker - plus latest update on midfield stars’ contract

Manchester City are reportedly ready to renew their interest in Julia Grosso. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)Manchester City are reportedly ready to renew their interest in Julia Grosso. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Manchester City are reportedly ready to renew their interest in Julia Grosso. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Reports claim Manchester City are interested in bringing a Serie A star to the club this January.

Manchester City are set to make a move Juventus playmaker Julia Grosso in this month’s transfer window, according to reports.

Linked to the club in the summer, head coach Gareth Taylor is thought to be a long term admirer of the midfielder and could make her a target in January as City bid to break into the WSL top three in the second half of campaign. City - alongside Everton, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid - had been credited with an interest in Grosso prior to her move to Juventus, however, the midfielder opted to join the Italian giants in December 2021.

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The club are in the process of rebuilding their midfield after losing key trio Keira Walsh, Caroline Weir and Georgia Stanway in the summer and are thought to see Grosso as someone who is capable of making an instant impact. The 22-year-old midfielder has already enjoyed a trophy laden career, winning Olympic gold in 2020 with Canadian, scoring the decisive penalty in her country’s shoot out win over Sweden. She won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiania in her debut season with Juventus.

During her time in Italy she has provided five assists in just 10 league games for Juve, while also appearing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League nine times. Born in Vancouver, the midfielder had previously played for three years with American side Texas Longhorns, garnering a solid reputation as a creative midfielder with a fine range of passing.

City are also believed in discussion over new deal with midfielder Laura Coombs after her superb start to the WSL season that has saw her grab four goals in nine games. Coombs’ contract will expire in the summer and ManchesterWorld understands the club are increasingly confident they can extend her contract with the club.

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