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Forget Mangala: Man City simply must replace French flop with 1 of these 2 defenders in January – agreed?

The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are pretty pleased with who Pep Guardiola has available for selection at present. The Spaniard has built quite the squad since his arrival, focusing on both youth and experience, and resultantly he has the perfect mixture of quality within a fantastic squad that is in impressing the Premier League.

They’ve got talent up and down the pitch, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero leading the charge going forward, whilst Fernandinho and Vincent Kompany are impressing at the back.

However, for all of the talent within the squad, it is far from perfect, and the central defence is an area of particular concern. The duo of Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany are decent choices for Pep Guardiola, but neither has been able to play every game this season, and beyond them – the options are very limited.

In particular, Eliaquim Mangala – who played at the weekend – has struggled this season, and it’s clear that he isn’t good enough to represent the Citizens. In January, then, replacing him should be a priority for Pep Guardiola.

With that said, Man City simply must replace him with 1 of these 2 defenders in January – agreed?

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