Forget Kompany – Here Are 3 Quality Replacements Who Manchester City Can Target
One of the players who commands respect from all quarters in the Premier League is undoubtedly Vincent Kompany. The Manchester City defender is one of the best centre-backs in the game and has been pivotal in their recent dominance over the last 5 years or so. When the time comes, Kompany will be remembered as Manchester City’s greatest captain.
Should Kompany decide to move or retire, City will have a hard time replacing the player. At the age of 32, he is nearing the end of his peak and within a few years, the team will have to replace him at the back. Here is a list of 3 potential targets that Manchester City should consider in order to replace Vincent Kompany.
Alderweireld has been fantastic at Tottenham and he could have one last big move in his career. Manchester City could be the ideal team and there would not be a lot of complications. For one, he has enough Premier League experience with Tottenham, so he knows what it takes to succeed at a big club.
Alderweireld is a strong defender who can command a backline and take responsibility during the big games. City will be looking for someone in that mould and Alderweireld would be perfect.
Someone who is really agile, Raphael Varane could be a great replacement for Kompany in the future. He is young and also has enough experience with Real Madrid which means that he can step up for City with ease. However, he is a first-team regular for Los Blancos and so City will need to part with a huge amount of money if they are to sign Varane.
Varane’s pace for a defender is extremely good and he has all the attributes to make it at a big club like City. He can be a long-term replacement considering his age and City must seriously consider a move for the Frenchman.
The 23-year-old highly-rated Inter Milan star is another option for the Cityzens to consider should Kompany leave. Though the team has 2-long term prospects for the centre-back slot in Stones and Laporte, a 3rd player is required as Otamendi and Kompany are both over 30.
Skriniar has been in decent form and is now reaching an age where he needs to make a big move to further his credentials. City offer the ideal challenge for the same and he would improve under Pep Guardiola.