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Manchester City Transfer News: City favourites to sign Barcelona forward, Pep Guardiola gives his opinion on the January transfer window and more - January 13, 2019

Suman Dey
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3.62K   //    13 Jan 2019, 21:00 IST

Guardiola has opened up about City's transfer plans in January
Guardiola has opened up about City's transfer plans in January

Hello and Welcome to the daily Manchester City transfer corner. 

As we enter into the third week of the January transfer window, a lot has been happening in and around the Etihad.

The current Premier Champions are fighting on all four fronts and could welcome new faces in the squad in a bid to win the quadruple at the end of the season.

Hence without much ado, let's look what's today's edition of transfer round up has in store for us. 


#4 Manchester City midfielder receiving interest from across Europe

Yangel Herrera could be on loaned out again in January.
Yangel Herrera could be on loaned out again in January.

According to the City Watch, many European clubs are interested in signing the talented midfielder, Yangel Herrera on loan from Manchester City. The Uruguayan spend two years on loan with New York City FC and currently training with the first team squad.

The 21-year-old joined Manchester City from Atlético Venezuela at a fee of £1.7 million. There are talks about keeping him at the club and help in his development, but Guardiola prefers to loan players out to get more game time under their belt.

A return to New York City cannot be ruled out, but the defending Champions would prefer the youngster to get more playing time around Europe than in America.


#3 Pep Guardiola gives his opinion about Man City's January transfer scenario

Guardiola has spoken about Man City's transfer plans.
Guardiola has spoken about Man City's transfer plans.
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Manchester City is one of the few clubs who does everything under the hood without many hues and cries like their neighbors. The Citizens have spent quite a lot in rebuilding the squad in recent times which made them an unstoppable force in English football.

Moreover, as like any other transfer market, Pep Guardiola's side linked to numerous players in this January transfer window.

According to Sport360, the club is not looking to make any temporary additions to the squad as all the long term targets would not be available until the summer. Guardiola said -

Sometimes we have done it but normally when you want to buy a player it's for five or six years and that doesn't normally happen in this window. For loan players maybe it can happen but the big clubs don't buy for six months and they are not selling in that period

The defending Champions already has a strong bench which somewhat justifies Guardiola's reluctance to buy any new player midway through the season.


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Suman Dey
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A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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