Given their current form, it’s difficult to make a case to suggest that Man City boss Pep Guardiola needs to further strengthen his squad.
City sit top of the Premier League table with a two-point gap over their nearest rivals, and have scored a staggering 29 goals in just eight games while conceding just four.
Meanwhile, they also top their Champions League group having won both their games thus far, and so all seems to be on track for Guardiola and his men this season.
However, the one major negative was the serious injury suffered by left-back Benjamin Mendy, who had started to prove himself as a key figure in the line-up with his energy and attacking qualities down the left flank.
His absence leaves a possible weakness which could be exposed by better sides in the weeks ahead, but it appears as though Guardiola is planning to act and address it in January.
As per The Daily Mail, City are considering a swoop for Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand in January, and further, they claim that the England international is open to the move.
While Fabian Delph has stepped in at left-back, he’s not a long-term solution. As the quality level of the opposition goes up in the latter stages of the Champions League and when the pressure is on against the big sides in England in the title race, an issue like that can emerge as a real problem at key moments.
In turn, it’s no real surprise that Guardiola wants to bring in a natural left-back to fill the hole, but it remains to be seen whether or not it’s Bertrand in January that is presented as the solution.