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Zinchenko and Fernandinho are Man City’s two biggest winners after transfer window

Zinchenko and Fernandinho are Man City’s two biggest winners after transfer window

Pep Guardiola has not felt the need to invest in this January transfer window.

Manchester City have so many remarkable options across the pitch that it must be very hard for Guardiola to keep all his players happy.

The only positions that lack depth are holding midfield and left-back, whereby there is only one natural in each respective position, meaning certain players may get more game time as a result of the lack of options in that position.

Having said that, let’s take a look at two players who have benefitted from the club’s quiet window…

Oleksandr Zinchenko

When Benjamin Mendy suffered another knee injury earlier this season, that left Fabian Delph, Danilo and Zinchenko to juggle the role between themselves.

Goal reported earlier this month that City were considering a new left-back signing, with Ben Chilwell and Junior Firpo’s names both banded about due to a lack of options in the role, however, it does not seem as if that will be the case with Mendy having just returned from injury.

That means that if Mendy or Delph were to be unavailable again for whatever reason, Zinchenko is at hand to add to his 12 appearances this season.

Fernandinho

In the aforementioned report by Goal, it mentions that Guardiola has identified holding midfield options to bring in ahead of next season.

They would surely provide sufficient cover and then be gradually eased in to overtake Fernandinho’s role when he is unable to obtain that level of performance anymore.

However, until then, Fernandinho is able to continue to show why he is arguably City’s most important player in the team, as displayed by his period out of it due to injury last month.

The 33-year-old can also continue to enjoy the faith placed in him to perform as the only expert holding midfielder, whilst he continues to bolster his reputation among City fans with some more scintillating displays.

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