So far this season, the most expensive English player ever has looked like a spectacular addition to City’s squad. The demolishing of Chelsea last weekend was a clear indication that Manuel Pellegrini’s men mean business this term after a meek campaign last season.
“We need to take things game by game and keep going by playing with the same style and confidence”.
Promising Belgium worldwide Jason Denayer, who signed a five-year deal this summer on the understanding that he would have more first-team opportunities at City, is now expected to go out on loan to make way for Otamendi.
When asked about Otamendi’s exclusion from the squad for Wednesday’s match at the Mestalla stadium, Nuno told the Spanish press: “I understand and it’s logical that you want to ask me about Otamendi’s situation as he is in the news”. Also, City signed injury prone Owen Hargreaves, who only made one Premier League appearance for them before proceeding to the substitute bench.
“We will talk with him and with his agent”, Pellegrini said.
The Argentina global has become the second-most expensive central defender ever signed by a Premier League club – after City teammate Eliaquim Mangala – but manager Pellegrini said he can not break up a back four that has started the season with successive clean sheets.
He was an integral part of Los Che’s domestic success and constantly proved why he was one of the best defenders in the league at the time.
“We have now another centre back to go with Mangala, Kompany and Demichelis. That is important here in England”.
The £31.5million new boy is set to join the travelling party to Merseyside for Sunday’s clash with Everton – but knows he faces a fight to win a place in a team he says produced a “perfect” display against Chelsea.
“A club like City has to aspire to these kind of titles”.
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking admits the transfer speculation surrounding De Bruyne is getting to the 24-year-old which could speed up developments with City still hopeful a club record bid will land their last big target.