Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has confirmed that there are no signings planned for the January transfer window, despite the club’s difficulties in the Premier League.
Manager Pep Guardiola has been using Fernandinho as a makeshift centre-back in the absence of Aymeric Laporte, but when asked if reinforcements could come in next month, Soriano said signing players in the middle of the season is not on the club’s agenda:
“There’s not any particular plan at this time. The winter market is a challenging market – it’s very narrow, there’s not a lot of players in the market. We will see. But we don’t have any specific plan.”
Soriano has echoed the words of Guardiola who has always said that there would be no new arrivals in January. That is despite City now trailing leaders Liverpool by thirteen points, heading into today’s game against Sheffield United.
With Laporte and Leroy Sane expected to return to training in the next month, Guardiola will soon have more options available to him in the squad, and it is thought that any overhaul of the team will take place next summer instead.