Five players whom Manchester City should target in JanuaryLast updated on Oct 27, 2019, 04:39 pm
Defending champions Manchester City might be off to a slow start to the Premier League season, but are doing good as of now.
However, they don't look confident of defending their title successfully this season.
While fresh new signings are being contemplated in January to boost their chances, we analyze five such players whom they must sign during the transfer window.
The Leicester kid could be the answer to injured Mendy
City's top left-back Benjamin Mendy has largely remained injury-prone at the club.
Thus, City might look to bring in a permanent solution for him as they are eyeing Leicester City's Ben Chilwell, who has been their go-to defender this season.
While Brendan Rodgers is likely to keep him until 2024, a £50 million offer from City would certainly tempt Chilwell to make the move.
Jadon Sancho will certainly deliver at City
In case one remembers, Jadon Sancho was a youth product of City for two years, prior to his £8 million sale to German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Since moving, he has certainly made a tremendous impact at Westfalenstadion and is their prime winger, having scored 20 goals from 72 games.
Thus, City would undoubtedly want to have their product back by triggering the buy-back clause.
The Dutchman fits into City's philosophy
Nathan Ake was groomed by Chelsea during his youth before playing all-around the EPL on loan and being roped in by Bournemouth.
Since then. he has caught the eyes of most of the teams, as Chelsea are looking to get their defender back.
However, City's scouts, too, have identified that he fits their philosophy and would certainly splash out around £40 million for him.
The Frenchman could bolster City's defensive mid-field
N'Golo Kanté has become Chelsea's go-to man when it comes being a strong defensive mid-fielder.
Also, having played a key role in France's 2018 FIFA World Cup success, it would be lip-smacking for City to have him.
Being a regular starter for Chelsea, he is certainly big as a player and could cost around £45 million.
Will the Englishman finally make the switch?
It seems like every team in the EPL is after this guy. However, Harry Kane is in no mood to make the switch, for now.
Nonetheless, with Tottenham Hotspur struggling, he could well get tempted.
Meanwhile, City have a star-studded team. However, the lack of enough strikers is haunting them, as Kane could certainly be a massive boost, for around £130 million.