Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that he is looking into the possibility of signing another defender in January.
Vincent Kompany suffered the latest of his seemingly endless run of injuries during Sunday’s Manchester derby victory over United, with the Belgian being replaced by Ilkay Gundogan at half time. That substitution saw midfielder Fernandinho slip into defence, a move which highlighted City’s shortage at the back.
Guardiola already had to deal with an injury to Manchester City centre back John Stones, as well as a long term injury to left back Benjamin Mendy.
Speaking in his pre match press conference ahead of Wednesdays fixture at Swansea, Guardiola was asked if the club will sign a new defender, to which the Catalan replied:
“We are thinking about it.
“In that department we have few, few, few, few players. And of course to handle all competitions, we are in real trouble.
“I can assure you that we are thinking about it”
City of course were heavily linked with a move for former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans back in the summer, and could reignite that interest once the January transfer window opens in less than three weeks time.