Manchester City will be on a high after back to back 3-0 victories to start the new campaign. Pellegrini’s men showed how an elite team should start their quest towards the title by thrashing the previous year’s Champions with a tinge of arrogance. The club has signed some major European talent and Pellegrini will want his team to compete on all four fronts.
The summer transfer window closes in less than two weeks and Manchester City still are active for a number of players. This article is a detail of what the manager can improve before the end of the transfer window.
The three major signings for Manchester City this summer have been Fabian Delph from Aston Villa, Raheem Sterling from Liverpool and Patrick Roberts from Fulham. Sterling looked at home in the City colors and provided a lot down in his flanks in the two games he has played. Delph could not find his place in the starting XI but will be ready to prove himself when called upon.
Vincent Kompany and Mangala started positively at the back with two clean sheets for the club. But one of the biggest problem that City faced last season was the lack of solidity at the back. Though not much has been done to improve on it in this window, Pellegrini will be quietly eyeing to bring in another experienced centre-half to make his defense even more disciplined.
This problem was addressed when they approached Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia. With the player set to have a medical at the Etihad, City looks a lot stronger unit defensively. The wings were not a problem for City last season and Kolarov and Sagna showed in the two matches why the manager does not need to think too much about replacing them.
Though the previous two games were impressive, City do have a slight problem with the defensive mid-field area. Yaya Toure who is deployed along with Fernandiho or Fernando is more attack minded and usually leaves less cover in front of the defenders. Fabian Delph is another alternative that they have in the squad but as a newcomer he might take a time to settle in. This is something Pellegrini may want to look at before the window closes.
The club is also in the market for Kevin de Bruyne and understandably. The squad has star players all around but lack a bit of depth for the busy half of the season. Injuries can cause a bit of an imbalance in the squad and the manager will have to seal the deal for the Wolfsburg talent if he wants to pose a threat in all competitions.
Edin Dzeko and James Milner are the causalities that will be missed by the Citizens. But Aguero and Bony provide enough firepower to their attack. James Milner who was used more on the flanks is also a loss and de Bruyne is the man the club has targeted to replace him.
The Manchester City squad, however, already has a strong look to it and a couple of additions may go a long way in deciding the future of the manager at the club. Follow our websites for updates and transfer news of your favorite team as they happen.