Report: Manchester City close in on first summer signing Geronimo Rulli

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Manchester City have been linked with Geronimo Rulli.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Geronimo Rulli.

The report claims that City have been tracking the talented goalkeeper for some while, and they have opted to now press forward with their intentions amid interest from Barcelona and Valencia.

City are set for an exciting summer on the transfer front with Pep Guardiola to arrive as their new manager.

The club need to strengthen a number of positions, and the goalkeeping area is seen as a priority with Richard Wright likely to move into coaching and Willy Caballero set to leave the Citizens.

Geronimo is currently contracted to Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado though he has spent the past season on loan at Real Sociedad, impressing a number of La Liga observers.

The 24-year-old uncapped Argentine was instrumental during Real Sociedad’s 1-0 win over Barcelona in April, pulling off a string of saves from superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

He will provide a suitable backup for Joe Hart, while at a young age he could look to push the England international for the club’s number one spot in the near future.

The report doesn’t include a potential fee or details on contract length, though it is assumed he won’t be among City’s major signings this summer though he could turn out to be a key addition.

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