Manchester City supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are increasingly concerned about their side’s defence this season after seeing Aston Villa hit three past them during Saturday’s defeat.
New Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini has installed a new attacking mentality but could that be at the cost of the steadfast defence that was the main feature of the Citizens Premier League winning team under former manager Roberto Mancini two years ago?
City have scored 14 times this season but they have also conceded seven goals and this is something that Pellegrini will want to sort during the January transfer window as he looks ahead of what promising to be a highly competitive season.
Alan Nixon from Mirror Football has arrived in the tavern with a possible solution as he reports that Pellegrini wants to sign Saint-Etienne starlet Kurt Zouma during the next transfer window.
The French Under-21 international’s impressive displays have brought him to the attention of a host of top European sides but City are thought to be leading the race with the Chilean manager ready to make a £7 million offer as they start plotting to secure the Premier League title.
City punters sat in the tavern remember when the club were caught short earlier this season as Vincent Kompany missed a number of matches through injury and they want the club to recruit this promising centre back to ensure no repeat in the future.
Do City need a new centre back and is this sort of player Pellegrini should be targeting in January? Let us know your thoughts below.
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