Five defenders that could take over from Hapless Argentine at the Etihad.
With Martin Demichelis proving to be a popular figure of derision this season, and the likely exits of Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott being mooted, it’s high tide that City got themselves a top class centre-back to partner Vincent Kompany. Here are our top five players that they could go for.
5. Virgin Van Dijk – Celtic
The young Dutchman only joined Neil Lennons champions last summer in a £1.6m deal from Groningen, but he has already earned rave reviews for his performances north of the border, as well as a host of new admirers in England too.
Now valued at around £10m, City have been reportedly tracking his progress, while Lennon has also tipped the 22-year-old to make his international debut sooner rather than later.