Since taking over reins of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has spent €457million on transfers. Money doesn’t always guarantee results, but for the Spaniard, money has helped him shape an almost perfect fighting machine.
Manchester City currently sit atop the Premier League table, unbeaten and are playing the most attractive football in all of Europe. However, there is no perfect team in football as tiny adjustments can always be made. The January transfer window is just around the corner, and it’s the best time to strengthen City’s title challenge.
Here are three players Manchester City should sign in January.
The secret to most title-winning teams is deep squad depth. When one player gets injured, another step in and does just as good a job. Fernandinho is the anchor in City’s midfield that allows the front five to roam free and score all the goals they do. But the day he gets injured, Pep only has Yaya Toure to rely on. And it’s pretty clear that the Ivorian doesn’t have the sufficient defensive work rate Guardiola requires from him.
Sami Khedira is the perfect type of Pep Guardiola player. He’s versatile, energetic, intelligent, connects well with others and covers a lot of ground in both defence and attack. As a squad player, Khedira would be flawless as a bench option; he’d improve their defensive solidity and ability to see out games.