Thursday, June 24, 2021

Manchester City eye up January move for Serie A Star Players

Manchester City are favorites to sign top form Serie A defenders in the January transfer window.

Pep Guardiola’s side is looking to bolster their defensive setup after a number of injuries. Manchester City are now 14 points behind the league leaders Liverpool.

The Spaniard needs to sign a centre-back in January window after several injuries blows to his squad. The injuries forced Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho to replace him at the back. Aymeric Laporte is still recovering from a knee injury, which he picked up in August.

Apart from Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are also out injured with a thigh strain. Manchester City are vying to land certain defenders from Serie A in January.

Brendan Rodger’s side has recently rejected City’s initial bid for Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu. Let’stake a look at the Serie A players that are in City’s radar.

Milan Skriniar

Inter Milan defender Skriniar is highly rated at the San Siro and has become an indispensable member of the side since signing from Sampdoria in 2017.

The Slovakian international has recently signed a new deal with the Italian giants. Skriniar’s form is one of the key reasons for Inter Milan’s position in the table.

According to The Athletic, Guardiola is looking at a list of defenders he likes the look of ahead of a move this month, with Skriniar could make the switch to the Etihad.

Inter could charge a world record for a defender, and Guardiola would likely have to persuade the club to smash their transfer record of £62million.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The Blues have been very active in front of the goal scoring most number of goals than anyone in their division. Reality is City are struggling at the back with list of injuries.

Koulibaly could be the right man City are looking out for in the market. Napoli defender is regarded as one of the best central defenders in the world and has been linked with a move to Manchester for years.

The odds are favoring City in signing the Senegalese international. According to Sky Bet, City are at shorter odds than any other team to sign two players in January.

Koulibaly could be the leader of defense at City and this signing could help them for title race against Liverpool. The Senegalese could prove to be the perfect replacement for the Belgian Vincent Kompany.

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