With Riyad Mahrez now secured, other than a defensive midfielder, Manchester City are unlikely to make any more new signings in this transfer window.
Pep Guardiola has arguably assembled the strongest squad – at least in terms of depth – in the Premier League era and ultimately, does not need much from the current transfer market.
That being said, one area in the team which is not exactly as strong as the others is at left-back. Benjamin Mendy was brought in for big money last summer, but missed the majority of his maiden season in England through injury.
In Mendy’s absence, Fabian Delph was brought into the side to replace the Frenchman and did a decent job playing in a very unfamiliar position.
However, as rare as it felt during the campaign, when Manchester City did actually have to defend, the midfielder, understandably, did look vulnerable at times.
Furthermore, the thought of signing another left-back may be in the back of Guardiola’s mind. And if so, the former Barcelona manager should target Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
Rose, who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, has fallen out of favour at Tottenham after he questioned the club’s ambition in a stunning interview with The Sun last August.
The 28-year-old has since lost his starting spot to Ben Davies and could now decide to leave White Hart Lane if Mauricio Pochettino does not give him guarantees for the upcoming season.
In Mendy, City already have a quality left-back. But considering how much games the Citizens are likely to play during the approaching campaign and Guardiola’s tendency to rotate, there could be room for Rose in the squad.
At Tottenham, Kyle Walker and Rose were touted as the best full-back pairing in the Premier League, and the two rekindling their alliance again at the Etihad would make Manchester City an even more monstrous team.
If Rose does decide to part ways with Tottenham this summer, then Manchester City must put themselves at the front of the queue for his services.