The full-back spot in particular remains an issue throughout Pep Guardiola’s time at the club, with Benjamin Mendy failing to push his game on.
The French international has had his fair share of troubles with recurrent injuries coupled with poor form and is starting to turn into a liability for Pep Guardiola.
The use of Zinchenko and the recent form of Joao Cancelo may have provided yet another short-term solution, but a competent true left-back is needed at the club.
TuttoMercato last month reported that City have identified Robin Gosens as a possible successor of Zinchenko and had ‘knocked on the door’ of Atalanta to gather more information on the left-back. While journalist Marco Conterio of TuttoMercatoWeb had claims the Premier League leaders ‘have been following’ him for ‘some time’.
According to the latest report from Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano as relayed by City Xtra, Man City have never been in ‘advanced talks’ for Robin Gosens despite all the talk of a possible interest from Etihad officials.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by Man City Xtra, many Man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
Good we don’t want him— Adam (@AdamKDB123) April 29, 2021
Zinchenko is clear— Stones x Dias FC (@mancitymj14) April 29, 2021
Nuno Mendes it is— Riszuan (@riszuan17) April 29, 2021
Mendy and 30M for him 😍😍— Xaos (@itscharly19_) April 29, 2021
Zinny will turn into world class LB in 1 and half years, till then Mendy and Cancelo will do the job. No need to spend.— City Scout (@city_scout) April 29, 2021