Speaking at a press conference following Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Burnley in the Carabao Cup last 16, manager Pep Guardiola put an end to rumours linking makeshift defender Oleksandr Zinchenko with a move away, going on to confirm that he will stay at the Etihad Stadium.
Zinchenko, who has found game-time in his usual left-back slot difficult to come by recently, with both Benjamin Mendy and Joao Cancelo seemingly preferred, has also struggled with on-and-off fitness issues.
Do Man City need to sell Zinchenko?
Yes, get it done Txiki
No, he still has a future at Eastlands
The Ukrainian, a regular at full-back over City’s 2018/19 Premier League-winning campaign, starting nearly half the matches in that season, was tipped with a move to Barcelona to free up squad space for reported transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax.
Now, with Guardiola confirming that Zinchenko is still a part of his plans, some supporters are not too happy considering that it may well affect the Sky Blues’ ability to land another star defender.
Blasting the ‘very disappointing‘ news on social media, these City supporters flocked to Twitter to have their say over a crucial development – you can find all of the best comments below.
Pep has gone absolutely mad.. We should dispatch zinchenko anyhow..
— LITTLE CITEH (@ankicool5) October 2, 2020
— Nick davis (@Nickydavis42) October 2, 2020
How? We don’t have a good LB
— #FreeMessi (@Azzero1245) October 2, 2020
No Zinchenko go so we can sign Tagliafico.
— James (@JMC_OfficiaI) October 2, 2020
— Adam🦈🇧🇼 (@VersatileFerran) October 2, 2020
Better for him to go and better for us to sign natural LB. That’s the one and only truth.
— jaco (@jaco49864428) October 2, 2020
City fans, is it time for Zinchenko to seek a move away from Eastlands? Have your say in the comments down below…
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