Could Manchester City make a move in January for a midfielder to help solve the issues in the centre of the pitch? The City midfield has become an issue in three of the treble winners past four games. Too often Rodri has been isolated in the middle of the pitch and the results have shown as City have drawn their past three Premier League fixtures.
Rodri has been fighting a lone battle in midfield. Injuries to Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes have robbed Rodri of a partner in central midfield. Chelsea took full advantage of this and defensive errors to claim a 4-all draw at Stamford Bridge. The same issues cost City during their 3-all draw against Tottenham on Sunday. With Kalvin Phillips appearing to be on his way out of the club as reported by Fabrizio Romano City may need another midfielder in January.
Italian media out TV play reports that the European champions may move for OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram. They add that Thuram fits the Manchester City profile for a new signing. Given his age and scope for improvement, the young midfielder could be an ideal signing for Pep Guardiola’s side. TV Play adds that City could face competition from Liverpool, Inter Milan and Juventus for Thuram.
Khephren Thuram could be the ideal player for Pep Guardiola’s midfield. He can play all across midfield in a variety of positions. He has drawn comparisons to Paul Pogba and Granit Xhakha with his playing style.
Transfermarkt.com has Thuram valued at €40 million meaning he may be attainable at a decent price.
City may need to hit the market in January to improve their midfield. Thuram could be the ideal player to help Rodri in the second half of the season.