Man City’s centre-back woes
Since Vincent Kompany departed the Etihad over the summer, Manchester City have had a torrid time with their centre-backs.
Aymeric Laporte is still out injured, and is not expected back until around January/February.
Both John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have also had stints on the sidelines already this campaign.
As a result, Manchester City have had to look to the likes of Fernandinho and Rodri to fill the void left in the club’s backline.
Man City linked with Leicester pair
After the extent of Laporte’s injury was revealed, Pep Guardiola seemed to hint that City wouldn’t be looking to sign any replacements in the winter window:
“My advice to you is not to write too many names about the winter window, because you are going to make a mistake. I don’t think it’s going to happen.
“I heard already we are interested in this player or the other player. I would like to say to all the clubs in the world: ‘Don’t be nervous, because we are not interested in any players or central defenders in Europe.’” As quoted by the Guardian.
But perhaps the fact that City are already nine points behind table-topping Liverpool has forced Man City to change their stance.
Sky Sports News have now, on Friday, reported that Leicester duo Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are among a number of centre-back options being considered by Manchester City.
The pair have formed a formidable partnership for the Foxes so far this term, with Brendan Rodgers’ side boasting the best defensive record in the Premier League this season.
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