No new strikers for Mancini this January

Despite falling seven points adrift in the race for the title, here at the Football Transfer Tavern we have heard that Roberto Mancini is set to snub the January transfer window according to Sky Sports.

The Italian remains defiant over the form of his players in the face of a humiliating Champions League exit and several disappointing results in the Premier League. Most of the flack for the performances have landed firmly at the door of the four star forwards the club possess yet Mancini feels that the club do not need another striker. With Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli on the current books, City should be getting more out of arguably four of the top strikers in world football.

The Italian admitted that something needed to change but claimed that: “We can’t keep thinking of bringing players in. We have a good team, good strikers, but we need them to be strong when they get a chance.” He also weighed in on the fact that his strikers have only scored three goals in eight matches stating that: “We have top strikers, but maybe we are too soft when we get a chance because we think we have good players and maybe we feel we will score the next chance that comes along. We have four top strikers, and it is time that those top strikers started to score. That is what they are there for, to score goals.”

One Manchester City striker who has also been kept under wraps this season is young Swedish international John Guidetti who enjoyed something of a formidable loan spell in Holland with Feyenoord last term. Scoring 20 league goals in 23 appearances last term in the Eredivisie, Guidetti still awaits his breakthrough at the Etihad Stadium, yet represents another option for Mancini, if he eventually gives up on his current starters.

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