Manchester City have been terrible at the back so far this season, some of their defenders would struggle to play at Sunderland – which is why they have only kept two clean sheets! If Pep Guardiola is going to repeat his previous successes at Barcelona and Bayern Munich in England, he certainly has to replace some of these shambolic defenders.
With City already looking like they’d struggle to keep a clean sheet against a League Two side, the rich Sheikhs must act fast to stop this calamity of a defence – it appears the team needs even more money poured into it. Other than Vincent Kompany, the team appears to be plagued by lacklustre defenders.
Diego Godin – Atletico Madrid
Costa certainly wouldn't have had as much luck as he did vs Otamendi. A true leader. Source : WorldFootball
Alessandro Florenzi – Roma
He probably should be signed, solely for his famous goal against Barca. But then again, he's been class this season too - and Sagna isn't getting any younger! Source : LaRoma
Ricardo Rodriguez – Wolfsburg
Feels like one of those players who will forever be linked with a move to the Premier League but will never come. Source : Grantland
Javi Martinez – Bayern Munich
How many top centrehalves do Bayern want!? Source: Zimbio
Aymen Abdennour is one of few shining stars in the current woeful Valencia side, what Gary Neville somehow managed to make worse... Source: Les Transferts
Thiago Silva – PSG
Well if you want to break the bank, or in City's case, put in a small dent - Thiago Silva is the man they should go for. Silva doesn't even have to play to be good. He got better in everyone's eyes just by not being part of the Brazil thrashing in 2014! Source: 20minutes.fr
Sokratis – Borussia Dortmund
It would be tough to convince Dortmund, but his shirt sales will cover it if a team can fit his second name on one! Source : Weltsport.net
Danilo – Real Madrid
With a name like that, you just assume he's good. Source : Zimbio
Virgil Van Dijk – Southampton
Another cherry ready to be picked from the Southampton tree. Source: Football Whispers
If Man City are going to win the title this season, they’re probably going to need a quick fix – which means replacing of some of their shocking defenders. If Pep is insisting on playing three at the back, then a defender like Kolarov isn’t going to cut it – he has an unreal left foot, but he is painfully slow!
To be fair, for City fans, they could do with any defender who also is going to collapse when they feel contact – the City defence has been very weak this season – which is promising for some, as it shows an old-fashioned “Out if in doubt” and strong centre-half is still in fashion and can be very much useful.