Guardiola wants signings in January

Guardiola wants signings in January

Manchester City may be taking the Premier League by storm this season, but that hasn’t stopped manager Pep Guardiola wanting further additions to the side as he looks to put a firm grip on the title.

City are 11 points clear at the top of the table, with many already talking them up as champions despite half of the season not even being played yet.

Bur Guardiola is already planning to make signings in the January transfer window in order to bolster his squad that has taken a few injury hits.

“We are thinking about it,” Guardiola said.

“In that department [defence] we have few, few, few, few players and to handle all competitions we are in trouble.

“With the club, with [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain], we are going to see what we do in January.”

Guardiola also clarified the situation with defender Managala, who was expected to leave in the summer but stayed – and has impressed when called upon.

“We were clear with Mangala that we wanted to find a [transfer] solution but when we didn’t find it I met him in my office and said ‘now you are our player, you will be treated like the other ones’.

“He has a quality that our other central defenders don’t have and in some games he is going to help us.”
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