After succumbing to a 2-2 draw away to Newcastle United at the weekend, supporters have reacted angrily to Pep Guardiola’s revelation that they’re not looking to sign anyone in January, as revealed by the Spaniard in his pre-match press conference earlier today.
Are Man City making a mistake not signing a defender?
Manchester City’s draw now leaves them 11 points behind title rivals Liverpool with a match at Turf Moor looking to provide an equally tough test for the Champions – but regardless of their extensive injury list – Guardiola does not appear to feel the need to invest in the upcoming transfer window.
Indeed, his comments were captured by Andy Hampson and relayed by City Xtra online.
The Sky Blues have had to make do without departed club legend Vincent Kompany and the injured Aymeric Laporte, their two regular centre-halves last season, so far this campaign – and their frailty defensively has been a huge part of their failure to match these past two years of English dominance.
As a result, supporters have questioned the decision on Twitter with confusion as to why spending isn’t a priority – here’s what they had to say.
Has he lost the plot? We clearly need a new centre back smh
— Luke⚽️ (@Luke16489) December 2, 2019
— SxR Cronin MC (@srcroninmc) December 2, 2019
Waiting for pep to buy a replacement for kompany pic.twitter.com/SkeDhb0TTQ
— omer ⁶ (@omershiddovo) December 2, 2019
— adrian-kun ♂️ (@AdrianVe9) December 2, 2019
Does he not see the shambles we are in
— kierock04 (@kierock2004) December 2, 2019
Big mistake ♀️ pic.twitter.com/xv64N96ktA
— Mohamed Abdulkadir (@mohamedamiin2) December 3, 2019
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Pls just some new CB pic.twitter.com/2eIfE1iGln
— FlyBoy PerryOTB♂️ (@elpatronDonP) December 3, 2019