No secret, as the Manchester City manager himself confirmed it; the Premier League leaders are considering signing new players in the winter window, and more precisely, defenders.
We are thinking about it. In that department [defence] we have few, few, few, few players and to handle all competitions we are in trouble. With the club, with [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain], we are going to see what we do in January
the Catalan told at a Press conference, ahead of his team’s game against Swansea City.
Mangala, when he played for example at Leicester, under the long balls he is a strong player. He is not just going to help us in this moment when Vincent and John are injured but for the rest of the season
the City manager then said, talking about Eliaquim Mangala, a player who was expected to leave the club, but under the current circumstances (several defenders injured), not only he is given game time, but he is also seen as a decent solution for the remainder of the season.
We were clear with Mangala that we wanted to find a [transfer] solution but when we didn’t find it I met him in my office and said ‘now you are our player, you will be treated like the other ones’. He has a quality that our other central defenders don’t have and in some games he is going to help us
Guardiola also said.