Kevin Kilbane predicts David Alaba to be one of Pep Guardiola's top Manchester City transfer targets

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Kevin Kilbane believes Pep Guardiola will look to bring David Alaba with him to Manchester City.

Pundit Kevin Kilbane has told BBC Sport's 5 Live Football Daily Show that he thinks Manchester City will target David Alaba once Pep Guardiola becomes manager.

City confirmed on their official website earlier this week that former Barcelona boss Guardiola would become the club's manager in the summer, once his time at Bayern Munich has come to an end.

The two-time Champions League winning manager will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium, even though the Chilean is bidding to win the Premier League title this term.

Guardiola's imminent arrival in the Premier League has been dominating the news this week, with City supporters and even fans of other clubs unable to contain their excitement - and pundits have also been discussing the Spaniard's move all week.

Most of the conversations surround who Guardiola will look to bring in this summer, whether it's Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba or even the world's greatest player, Lionel Messi, who of course played under Guardiola at Barcelona.

Now though, pundit Kevin Kilbane has told BBC Sport's 5 Live Football Daily Show that he thinks Guardiola will instead look to his current Bayern Munich ace David Alaba.

The Austrian, 23, is considered to be the best left back in the world, but Kilbane noted his positional versatility as a reason why Guardiola will look to reunite with him at the Etihad Stadium.

"I think someone like David Alaba might be a player who he might go for," said Kilbane. "I've really liked him at Bayern Munich over the last few years, I think he'd be a player who can come in and play centre half, left back or in centre midfield. He's a player who will suit Pep Guardiola with his pace and power," he added.

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