The Manchester City fans were distraught in the Transfer Tavern last Wednesday, after they saw their captain Vincent Kompany limp off against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Injuries consistently dictate the progression of a players career, and unfortunately for Vincent Kompany, his progression has been stifled by a handful of niggling injuries that have continued to come back to haunt him in recent years. The Belgian international has made a grand total of 322 appearances for Manchester City during a career which will be ten years old next August, but only 9 of those appearances have arrived this season.
Just when the Citizens propping up the bar start to believe that Kompany has finally shaken off his injury woes, he manages to suffer another setback. His time as a Premier League footballer looks set to come to a bitterly disappointing conclusion after everything he has achieved for the club.
With that being said, it is no surprise that The Daily Telegraph believe City are considering a move for either West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans, or Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez.
Considering Evans plies his trade as captain of Premier League rivals West Brom, Guardiola is surely likely to have more success in his pursuit of Martinez in the midseason window.
However, City’s defensive unit have looked assured, confident and determined this season, so Martinez would have to bide his time before getting an opportunity at the heart of City’s defence in the event that he joins City in January.
With that being said, here is how City’s defence will line up after the purchase of Martinez.