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No Mendy, no problem: 3 left-backs to help Man City out in January

The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are revelling in their sides imperious early season form and there’s a real feeling that this time, it’s for good. While they tailed off a tad last season, City sure look like the team to beat right now. 

It’s been a good few weeks for Pep Guardiola’s men and City’s performance have been purely breathtaking at times as they carve defences wide open with ease time and time again, much to the delight of the Sky Blues propping up our bar.

Whilst Kevin De Bruyne deservedly steals many headlines with so many breathtaking displays, stand-in left back Fabian Delph continued to impress in the absence of Benjamin Mendy.

Delph has built his career based on his qualities as a box to box midfielder, but he has shown no sign of discomfort whilst deputising for Mendy so far.

Guardiola has placed immense values on full-backs throughout his career and would not be entrusting Delph in that position unless he had genuine faith in his ability to perform there.

Thus far, Delph has repaid Guardiola’s faith with a string of fine performances to establish himself as City’s first-choice left back.

However, due to the severity of Mendy’s injury, the Citizens currently face the prospect of playing without a natural left-back for the remainder of the season.

If City are to challenge for 4 major trophies this season, they will need two quality players in every position to enable Guardiola to tinker with the side and ensure his players avoid burning out midway through the season.

With that said, City should do everything they can to secure the services of a left-back in the January transfer window.

Here are three left-backs City could tempt to the Etihad in January.

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