Manchester City have been linked with moves for centre-backs and left-backs in the January transfer window, but the club’s deal-maker has played down talk of any activity in January.
Speaking at the UEFA Champions League draw in Nyon, which saw City draw Monaco, Txiki was asked about any plans for January and responded, “We are already done, no? We have Gabriel Jesus coming, he will strengthen our attack, so we are happy.”
Txiki moved to ease talk of any crisis after City slumped to a second Premier League defeat in a row, adding, “We have done very well until maybe the last two games. We have done well, played good football, we have been solid, we have scored goals, so we will try to get back to that.”
Many City fans would disagree with that and there have also been calls to sign a defender in January, with Vincent Kompany constantly injured, Nicolás Otamendi inconsistent, John Stones still young and settling, and Aleksandar Kolarov returning to type. However, it’s possible that City’s director of football was being coy and keeping his cards close to his chest, to not give any advantage to selling clubs.
No doubt the rumours will continue, but the official line from Txiki is that nothing is happening in January except the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.