Manchester City currently eyeing Leicester City defending Duo


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Ahead of the opening of the winter transfer window in January, Premier League defending champions Manchester City are currently eyeing Leicester City defending duo Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans, according to the report from Sky Sports.

The defensive duo has been putting up an impressive performance since the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign for the Foxes, helping the team reach the second spot on the Premier League under manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Cityzens are currently sitting on the fourth position – a point behind Leicester City and Chelsea, who is third in the league – following their major injury issues, which has only seemed to plague their defense this season, with no replacement for Vincent Kompany.

It was formerly reported that City’s manager Pep Guardiola wanted to bring in Harry Maguire to the Etihad Stadium during the summer, but the move failed as the England international opted to sign for rivals Manchester United. Now, Guardiola is currently keeping an eye on the defenders that have stepped in place of Maguire in the Foxes’ team.

The manager has formerly informed the press that he has no interest in signing a centre back during the winter transfer window, but his recent problems which have led him to use midfielder Fernandinho in place of defender Aymeric Laporte, who recently succumbed to an injury, might just see Guardiola change his mind.

And just like Maguire, City also tried to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom back in the summer of 2017 before he joined up with the Foxes for a fee reported to be worth just £3.5 million, City ended up settling to sign Laporte from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao in January 2018.

While Soyuncu, on the other hand, signed for Leicester City in the summer of 2018 for a fee reported to be £19 million from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.

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