EPL: Guardiola Reveals Why Man City Needs New Centre-Back In January Transfer

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has disclosed that the club needs a new centre-back in next year’s transfer window.

Guardiola revealed that he has told the club Director of Football, Txiki Begiristan over the urgent need to buy a centre defender during January transfer.

The City boss, who also said Kompany was often sidelined due to injury, admitted that the league leaders could go for a centre defender in the upcoming transfer window if there is a viable option.

“We just speak about [January transfer signings] with the club and Txiki because in the central defender position we don’t have many players, especially in this situation,” said Guardiola ahead of clash with Spurs.

“Vincent is always injured, he fights a lot to be ready but sometimes he is not able to be fit consistently and we have just three central defenders in that moment for competition.

“Maybe we need one more guy in that position, we are talking about that but of course in winter time it is so complicated,” he said.

City’s first-team options in the heart of defence include John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Eliaquim Mangala and captain, Vincent Kompany, who Guardiola confirmed was likely to return to fitness in the next few days.

 

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