Having suffered through an extensive injury list so far this season, Manchester City fans are already looking to the future.
Following the departure of City legend Vincent Kompany in the summer and losing Aymeric Laporte for half the season through injury, the champions have suffered some disappointing results.
Indeed, Pep Guardiola’s have already lost two games this season, compared to Liverpool who have won every game so far, and while there is still a long way to go, the odds appear to be stacked against the champions.
At the moment, Pep Guardiola’s men are having to improvise with only one recognised centre-half by partnering Fernandinho with Nicolas Otamendi – which, right now, isn’t looking like a viable option moving forward given the most recent result – a 2-0 loss at home to Wolves.
So, as you can imagine, plenty of supporters online were delighted when the club decided to include a story from Goal claiming that Napoli were prepared to sign a potential Kaldiou Kouliably in their Media Watch, posted on Twitter. Hailed as the best defender in Europe by teammate Lorenzo Insigne earlier this year, Gazzetta dello Sport claimed back in June that City had lodged a major bid for the former Genk ace.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the reaction as City cheekily included him on their timeline.
I can’t imagine koulibaly and Laporte together😍😍😍😍😍😍😭😭😭💙💙💙
— Chidoobem (@dubemluiz) October 16, 2019
Koulibally & Laporte 😍😍
— IamFrancisFizzo™ (@francisfizzo) October 16, 2019
Maybe we can sell otamendi🤔
— LAW (@LAW44219363) October 16, 2019
— Danny Good™ (@de_good1) October 16, 2019
Wouldn’t this be exciting
— Ademola Victor (@AdemolaVictor) October 16, 2019
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Imagine starting a game with a fully fit back four of Cancelo, Koulibaly, Laporte & Mendy. 😍 OMFG! @City_Chief
— Lempo (@Lempo) October 16, 2019