Five defenders who can replace Vincent Kompany at Manchester City
Vincent Kompany has been an integral part of the Manchester City defence since their dramatic title win in 2012. But, recent years have seen the Belgian defender go through a torrid time at the club with long-term injuries.
Kompany suffered a knee injury four years ago in the title-winning crunch clash versus Queens Park Rangers. Apparently, the injury seems to have a lasting effect on his career. To add to his woes, he has infuriated City boss Pep Guardiola, after returning from the international break with a knock. The injury has seen him being sidelined for another two weeks, much to Guardiola's discontent.
Manchester City currently have the most expensive defence, but with Kompany's future in jeopardy, they need to identify his replacement. Here, we take a possible look at the defenders who can replace the Belgian.
#5: JONNY EVANS (WEST BROM)
Although Jonny Evans was a Manchester United player for a long span, that didn't stop Guardiola from trying to sign him. The West Brom captain was apparently the subject of a £18 million bid from Man City, although Tony Pulis's asking price compelled Guardiola to leave the chase.
A three-time Premier Leauge winner with Man United, the 29-year-old would prove to be a fine option to replace Kompany at the heart of the defence. The Irish defender made 31 appearances last season, grabbing 4 clean sheets. He's also at the peak of his powers and would be a good addition to the team.