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Signing of Portuguese star solves potential Kyle Walker issues for Man City and Guardiola: Opinion

Signing of Portuguese star solves potential Kyle Walker issues for Man City and Guardiola: Opinion - Manchester City

Manchester City beat out Liverpool to the Premier League title this season as they cemented themselves as one of the all-time top flight teams in English history.

City’s form between January and the end of the season was nothing short of spectacular, and manager Pep Guardiola can be proud of both himself and his players for the work and performances they put in.

However, whilst things are still certainly looking up for City, times of change are afoot at the Etihad, and we have already seen Vincent Kompany move away from the club. Other players in the squad too might be questioning their role and place in the team, and Guardiola will no doubt be well aware he might need to look at bringing in a few new players.

One such player the club have been linked with is Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo, who could be on the verge of moving to the Etihad in a big money deal if reports are to believed.

And here in the Tavern, we feel signing Cancelo is a wise move by Guardiola, with Kyle Walker at times looking vulnerable down the right hand side of the City defence.

While Walker has been and is still integral to how Pep gets his team to play, he is prone to making the odd error at the back, with his errors last season leading to six goals for the opposition. 

That sort of figure is unacceptable in a team who are vying for all the big trophies, and it could well prove the difference when things have been as tight as they have been in this season’s competition.

Walker will more than likely stay put with City, but adding Cancelo to the mix to pressure him and potentially take his place is a wise move by Pep and his coaching team.


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