City fans here in the Tavern are eager for the start of the January transfer window, in order for them to build on their current position, while getting rid of any potential dead-weight. Pep Guardiola and his men have managed to produce an unimaginable start to the season, still unbeaten in the Premier League after 15 games. However, if they are to give themselves the best chance of winning the title or even perhaps going the whole season unbeaten, then they’ll need to get rid of any potential drawbacks.
There was an air of hesitation here in the Tavern in regard to letting Danilo go, either out on loan or a permanent deal, after eyeing up a move to give himself the best chance of making the Brazilian World Cup squad.
Although, having started in City’s loss to Shakhtar Donetsk last night a re-vote may be warranted, after receiving bags of criticism from pundits Chris Sutton and Richard Dunne for his performance.
A move away is something that City fans feel wouldn’t benefit the team, with this opinion being shared among the majority. Our Landlord decided to produce a poll for supporters to vote on the matter, which came back with 56% of fans wanting to see Danilo remain at the club.
This comes as a great surprise, due to the defender only making 13 appearances due to the injury to Benjamin Mendy, with Kyle Walker keeping him out of his prominent right-sided position. With a criticized performance never far away, questions begin to be raised on whether he’s good enough to fit in this rampant City side.
Due to his recent sluggish performances, a potential loan-move combined with acquiring a replacement in January could benefit both parties.
City fans, thoughts?