Real Madrid hold talks with Man City for Otamendi

La Liga By: Uche Duru | 17/07/2017

Real Madrid are in talks with Manchester City about a move for Nicolas Otamendi.

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi could become Real Madrid's first marquee signing of the summer after the Spanish champions held talks regarding a potential summer move, Sportskeeda confirms.

The Argentine international became an influential first-team player towards the end of Pep Guardiola's debut season at the Etihad, but a move away now seems possible.

Otamendi featured for City more than any other defender last season as Guardiola's side cemented their Champions League status ahead. Sources close to City told Sportskeeda that a move away is looking a likely possibility.

"City had entertained Jorge Mendes for the first time in nearly three years when Bernardo Silva joined the club in May. Along with discussions over potential incomings, City made their intentions known regarding their openness to selling Otamendi. Mendes has since attempted to attract potential suitors and recently held talks with Real Madrid as they look to replace Pepe."