The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side’s unbelievable run of form will continue into the New Year.
Manchester City continued their near-perfect run of form this season with a narrow 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park earlier this week. Rafa Benitez’s side made City work hard for their 18th league win in succession, but in truth they never looked like taking anything away from their penultimate home match of 2017. Overall, it was an excellent evening for Guardiola’s City slickers, but there was one major setback that slightly tarnished their result.
On only his 9th appearance in City blue this season, Vincent Kompany was once again forced off through injury after just 11 minutes on Tyneside.
City’s captain and club legend has been incredibly unfortunate with injuries in recent years, much to the dismay of everybody involved with the club.
But given the circumstances, it is important that Guardiola adopts a pragmatic approach and begins searching for a central defender to eventually replace their Belgian skipper.
And according to The Daily Telegraph, Guardiola is lining up a January move for Jonny Evans or Inigo Martinez to bolster the clubs defensive options, and judging by the reaction on Twitter, it is the latter who the City fans would prefer to move to The Etihad.
Here’s what The Citizens had to say about the potential signing of Inigo Martinez on Twitter…
You’re having* yeah my fault to hungover to type… but Martinez is a quality player
— DaveSkimmin (@DaveSkimmin) December 28, 2017
Inigo Martinez is the one for us…. reasonably low price, good with ball ,good in air + can play as LB if needed…there must be something special about him that Barcelona also wanted him
— Paramveer Singh
Inigo martinez would be a great rotation player
— gunnar (@VinjuryKompany) December 28, 2017
Inigo is the perfect choice,great long ball,can play at lb, great free kick and maybe willing to be a squad rotation player
— Leon Rhooms (@LeonRhooms) December 28, 2017
Was wondering when Inigo Martinez would get his shot at the big time. Decent sign for City if it goes through
— Leonard Archer (@fishpainting) December 29, 2017
if pep signs inigo martinez its a madting
— N’golo (@abdullwest) December 28, 2017
He's very good though
— Henri (@henkkaazz) December 28, 2017