David Villa is a perfect swoop for Manchester City

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Sergio Aguero, Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho - the three names tasked with leading the line for Manchester City during this all-important title campaign.

Though most football loving souls are fully aware of Aguero's devastating capabilities, his two backups are slightly less menacing.

Of course, Bony and Iheanacho have done a fantastic job since the Citizens' Argentine hitman has been sidelined - and yes, they are definitely capable of leading the line with last season's top Premier League goalscorer.


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Whilst Bony is in relatively good goalscoring form, it might not count for much.

The Ivorian limped off the field during City's 0-0 draw at Aston Villa - a sight the Sky Blues really didn't fancy seeing right now.

As Aguero edges back to full fitness and Bony's injury becomes serious, the Citizens are in potentially serious trouble until the Argentine can return.

Aguero's fitness is unpredictable at the best of times and if this sort of injury plague hits City's best players again like it has to the 27-year-old and David Silva already this season, it is too risky to rely on the promising, yet inexperienced, Iheanacho to lead the line most of the season.

Of course this is all hypothetical, though, you can't argue some back-up would suffice just in case incidents like these were to occur.

The perfect man for that job is David Villa.

Fresh off the back of a recently finished MLS campaign, the Spaniard is available and ready for the services of an interested club to take him on loan during the American break.

A long-standing tactic from Premier League clubs, though it appears City will have the upper hand in temporarily snapping up the World Cup winner, given the 33-year-old plays for their affiliate club, New York City FC.

It must be tempting, the ex-Barcelona striker has more than proven his skilful, yet clinical qualities in America irrespective of his age. A record of 18 goals in 30 games is not bad at all.

His experience playing with Sky Blue compatriots Silva and Jesus Navas is also an undoubtedly good reason to at least try and tempt him across the continent.

In short, all of the evidence above points towards an option, a revitalising potential escape goat for a possibly stretched City forward line in the future.

There's no doubt that the sharpness of Villa - especially in-and-around the box - could do City wonders for their title challenge - even more so once you take into account all of the quality service he'll be receiving.

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