uncertainty about players coming and going, latest squad logistic
DATE: 28.08.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
So far it is all talk,
but almost the full squad are under the rumour radar and a number of
new names are also linked with a move in, here are the latest
updates regarding squad logistics
In the goalkeeper area it is all quit and nothing said. Jakupovic.
Hamer and Schmeichel are all good goalkeepers and there of course
nothing to worry about with those three competing for a place.
Jakupovic replaced Zieler earler in the summer.
Daniel Amartey and Yohan Benalouane are both fringe players
and could both move out before the window close. Benalouane showed
last season that he was more than capable to play against the best
teams in the Premier League and Champions League.
Benalouane made a number of mistakes in pre-season games, and the
arrival of Harry Maguire will probably make it difficult at City. A
move looks likely. With Amartey the story is a bit different, he is
one we believe would be staying. He can be alternative both at right
back, in midfield and the centre of the defence.
Shakespeare looks eager to bring in a central defender,
constantly linked with a number of good alternatives. Chris Smalling
and Jonny Evans are the two recently being written about, with
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson also in the frame.
Anderlect defender Kara Mbodj was an early alternative, and Nice
favourite Malang Sarr is also mentioned. The
latest player to be linked is German international Benedict Howedes.
Wes Morgan and Robert Huth are both players with great routine, but
at the moment they both struggle with minor injuries. Young defender
Josh Knight made his debut against Sheffield United and showed great
We believe that one defender could be signed, either Chris Smalling
or Benedict Howedes looks the most likely candidates. Yohan
Benalouane could be leaving with Trebzonspor and Besiktas both being
The hunt for Jonny Evans also looks on, but so far City have not
been lucky in their chase. With Man City in the chase as well, it
will be difficult to see Evans as a Leicester City player this week.
Craig Shakespeare has a number of players to chose from in the
centre of midfield. Nampalys Mendy looks as if he is leaving, but
the fact that he made an appearance against Sheffield United, could
see him with a future at City.
Ndidi and James have been the preferred pair, with both Danny
Drinkwater and Vicente Iborra absent with injuries. You also have
Andy King in the squad who is also an alternative. Today a new
rumour regarding Grzegorz Krychowiak appeared.
Talk about Danny Drinkwater leaving for Chelsea is still there, and
if City decides to sell, then Krychowiak might be an alternative.
Ludogoretz midfielder Anicet Abel is also linked with a move.
Andros Townsend is also mentioned lately. The Crystal Palace flank
midfielder is at his best England quality. How Shakespeare will shop
and chop, who knows. Ahmed Musa is one of the flank midfielders who
could be on the way out, with Hull the latest club to be linked with
As Shakespeare experienced v. Man Utd, changing players never worked
in City's favour, while Man Utd won the game because of two subs,
making a treath when entering the field. That is something to
Up front it looks as if City have a number of alternatives. Vardy,
Iheanacho and Okazaki are three, Slimani and Ulloa two others. The
fact that Ulloa has signed a new contract, makes the only player on
the possible departure list, Islam Slimani.
But no answers from Shakespeare, since he played Slimani against Man
Utd and also got a good performance from the Algerian in the EFL Cup
v. Sheffield United. Slimani scored two.
Nothing looks to happen with the flank midfielders, and all rumours
are gone, regarding Mahrez and Gray. Musa could be on the way out,
but he is not just a flank, he can play up front.
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