Man City Contemplating Shock Move for League One Winger as Part of Squad Overhaul

Michael King

​It is no secret that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set for a major overhaul of his squad ahead of next season, where he will hoping to challenge for the title this time round.

Manchester City have been linked with many of Europe's and the world's elite but one shock target have emerged.

According to the ​The Sun, 27-year-old Marvin Johnson [below left] of League One Oxford City has emerged as a shock target for many Premier League as well as Manchester City.

Luton Town v Oxford United - EFL Checkatrade Trophy Semi Final

And  according to reports there were scouts from up to 30 clubs watching Johnson and Oxford play Bury on Tuesday night. The sought after winger scored the opening goal on the night.

Oxford United v Newcastle United - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Some of the clubs thought to be after the Birmingham native include Midland clubs Birmingham City, West Brom and Aston Villa.

Current Premier League champions Leicester City have also thrown their hat into the ring and are ready to do battle over the experienced winger.

Johnson started his career in the non-league with Solihull Moors and Kidderminster Harriers before being given the opportunity to play in the Scottish Premier League with Motherwell.

Motherwell v East Stirlingshire - BETFRED Cup First Round Group F

Johnson spent 18 months at Fir Park playing 53 games for 'Well before Oxford United acquired his services for a mere £650,000.

If Oxford do sell this summer, they can expect to gain a huge profit on the winger.

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