The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern would love for their side to sign a new defender in January. The Citizens have a very strong offensive line, but their deficiencies at the back are evident. Whilst some of Europe’s best are leading the line for Pep Guardiola, defenders like Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi are quite clearly in the tier below them, and so a big money replacement or two could take Man City to the next level.
Our landlord has been discussing a few potential targets with our resident Citizens, and one name that keeps cropping up is that of Andreas Christensen.
Christensen has burst onto the scene for Chelsea this season, and it’s fair to say that he could just be the perfect January signing for the Citizens. Playing in the heart of a strong Chelsea backline, Christensen has taken to his new surroundings like a duck to water. Replacing David Luiz, the 21-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest young players. Calm, composed and consistent, Christensen has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge.
A ball-playing defender by trade, Christensen would fit in well at the Etihad. He’s great with the ball at his feet, and thus he would be a great fit into Pep Guardiola’s technical, passing team philosophy. Plus, at 21-years-old, there is plenty of time for Guardiola to mould him in his image.
He’s rated at £16.2 million by Transfer Markt, but given his fine recent form, Chelsea would no doubt demand far beyond his market value. That being said, he’d be worth every penny.
Man City fans – thoughts?
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