Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City

SIGNING FOR THE DEFENCE

Manchester City could take another blow in the winter market

Published:17/09/2019 - 15:16h

Updated:17/09/2019 - 15:16h

Manchester City can resent much of the long-lasting injury of Laporte, a vital player for the defense. In winter, signings could arrive

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The Manchester City splits like one of the favourites to win so much the Premier League like the Champions League, but the start of season has given a news of tremendo negative impact in the group of Pep Guardiola. In concrete, speak of the grave injury of knee of Aymeric Laporte, that will keep him out of the terrains of game between five and six months.

The ex of the Athletic Club no only is a key footballer for the defensive line, but his drop leaves to the Catalan technician with only two available head offices in the staff: Nicolás Otamendi and John Stones. In case of injury or sanction of any of them, Fernandinho would have to delay his position or would have to throw of players of the juvenile.

It is thus that, according to some pertinent rumours of England, the Manchester City could go back to rascarse the pocket, in this occasion to look for a defence of guarantees for suplir to Laporte, that in addition to the six months of drop by injury will find lacking of rhythm when it receive the high.

It is necessary to remember that the past season, Guardiola had the experienced Vicent Kompany, but this went the past summer, leaving the staff only with three head offices to face the season. The most important of them has fallen lesionado and the Manchester City could go back to shake the market in few months.

Criticisms in England

The last party of the Premier League was disastrous for the Manchester City, that lost against the recently risen Norwich (3-2) leaving clear his defensive problems with the couple of head offices formed by Otamendi and Stones. In his analysis for the newspaper The Sun, Alan Shearer, ex forward, said defensive pair was "very disappointing and this will be a big worry in the next months without other reliable options".

"From the arrival of Laporte in January 2018, the City has won 81% of the 57 parties of league that has played. But in the five in that it has jointed Stones with Otamendi, the percentage of low victories until 40%", followed the British with his analysis. The true is that in Manchester already begins to doubt on the potential of the team without the lesionado Laporte.

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