Why Manchester City don't need Nicolas Otamendi

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Yet another sumptuous signing looks like it's got the go ahead for Manchester City, as Nicolas Otamendi's arrival for a medical at the Etihad looks set to happen imminently, according to Sky Sports.

Though many City fans will be anxious to see the Argentine in sky blue, and quite rightly so considering his quality, surely this signing will just make more rotational dilemmas?

Not just that either, but the arrival of Nicolas Otamendi looks set to disrupt yet more youth flow into the Blues' first team.


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With Jason Denayer looking set to depart Manchester if City add another centre-back to their roster, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Surely, you can't blame the young Belgian either, saying his opportunities at the Etihad will be limited if Otamendi signs a blues contract is a real understatement.

So, the citizens can't have both youth potential and the star of right now, but given the fact they signed promising Eliaqium Mangala for over £30 million just a year ago, and they have Jason Denayer waiting in the wings, it seems like a pretty pointless signing. Doesn't it?

Don't get me wrong, Otamendi is a class act, but with City's already solid centre-back options, they're just isn't any need in him.

I mean, yes, Mangala was shaky last campaign - and yes, Denayer perhaps needs to mature more to fully become a first team regular.

However, the centre-back will surely just halt Mangala's progress and will most certainly block Jason Denayer's route into the first team - which is a real waste of homegrown talent.

Performance wise, Otamendi will be a great signing, and the thought of a sturdy partnership with Vincent Kompany is most certainly intriguing.

As said before though, there is no real need to bring him to the Etihad as the performances of City's centre-halves have, so far, been positive

You could almost dare to say, due to Manchester United's apparent interest in the defender all summer, that City are partly snapping him up to weaken their neighbours.

If this transfer does go ahead though, the blues should be excited for his defensive contribution but definitely shouldn't think of it as the end of the world if the Argentine doesn't opt for the Etihad.

After all, the blues already have so much potential in that position.

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