With another January transfer window on the horizon, it’s that time of year where Manchester City are once again linked with a move for Spanish playmaker Isco, but now it looks like there could be another name about to be consistently tipped for a switch to the Etihad.
Particularly during City’s newly-found defensive crisis, with first-team stars Ederson, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko out for the foreseeable future, the club have been repeatedly linked with a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) has been the latest source to link the centre-back to a move to Manchester – but these fans clearly don’t fancy Pep Guardiola adding him to the team.
The Senegalese international has been one of Europe’s top centre-backs in recent seasons and a top ball-playing defender, exhibiting a 91.2% pass success rate in the 2017/2018 season for Napoli, highlighting why he may be so sought after at Eastlands.
Regardless of the credibility of some rumours, City supporters seem to prefer a range of alternatives to the Napoli defender, making their views clear online.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter:
I would say Koulibaly is the new Isco, but since the Isco rumors STILL haven’t died……
— Joe Lucia (@Joe_TOC) November 13, 2019
No thanks, rather give Garcia a regular place
— Sonny (@AdilSonny) November 13, 2019
No point pursuing someone like koulibaly as good as he is considering the stubbornness of de laurenitis. I’d prefer lan option like Ruben Dias who would be a brilliant replacement for otamendi and allow us to have Garcia as fourth choice
— ashtunji (@FouldsAshley) November 13, 2019
— Mirza Amir (@MirzaAmirbeg97) November 13, 2019
I prefer otamendi if im honest with you.
— Aga (@Ag_Arrda) November 13, 2019
Good player but i believe him being hailed as one of the best in the world shows the lack of genuine class alternatives.
— Glenn (@Hughavinalaf) November 13, 2019
Should Manchester City sign a central defender in January?
City fans, which defender would you sign for the club? Let us know below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!