The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the arrival of fresh talent in the near future.
Despite City’s astronomical lead at the top of the Premier League table, it appears that they are still in the market to further improve the squad this month. The ligament injury collected by Gabriel Jesus against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve has served to intensify rumours linking Alexis Sanchez with a move to the club, but it seems unlikely that Guardiola’s mid-season spending will start and end with the acquisition of the Chile international.
According to reports in The Daily Telegraph, City are targeting West Bromwich Albion captain and former Manchester United star Jonny Evans this month, although they face competition from Arsenal for his signature.
City’s need for further reinforcements at centre-back has become apparent in recent weeks due to Vincent Kompany’s inability to stay injury-free, and also due to Eliaquim Mangala’s poor performances throughout Kompany’s absence.
The reaction to City’s interest from their supporters on Twitter makes for interesting reading considering Evans’ history with Manchester United.
However, plenty of The Citizens are prepared to be pragmatic in the current situation and accept that Evans represents a wise option to pursue this month considering the circumstances.
Here’s what the City fans had to say about their club’s links with Evans…
10 times Better than mangala
— inSANÈ (@rudeSane) January 10, 2018
10 times is a severe understatement.
— Stubby Boardman (@RRapscallionn) January 10, 2018
Sign him and put Mangala in the bin
— Alex (@FunboyIsntFun) January 10, 2018
Please get him! Thanks!
— SimplyArsenal™ (@SlMPLYARSENAL) January 10, 2018
It will be best signing
— Peter (@RP_no_16) January 10, 2018
What about a swap deal @WBA
Evans for mangala
No cash involved
— Abdullah (@MahlifeMahRez) January 10, 2018
To be honest tho he’s better than mangala my heart beats massively when he’s on the ball he worrys me so much
— Mike . #cbb TONIGHT (@mikepriestley13) January 10, 2018
a major upgrade on Mangala so he's needed
— Troy (@troyboy621) January 10, 2018