Manchester City will be ruing their mistakes so far this season as they linger several points off the pace.
For a club with their financial clout and talent, this season has been a remarkable disappointment and Manuel Pellegrini must be completely bemused at how the Citizens have ended up so far off the pace in one of the most open Premier League seasons to date.
If the Sky Blues were to perform to their potential, they would be walking ahead in the Premier League this season, unfortunately for their fans, they aren’t.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be the perfect addition for this Manchester City squad. Despite their defensive troubles, the 2014 champions are in need of another reliable goal scorer and this star is clearly one of the best players in Europe at the moment.
As City prepare for, potentially, another managerial change, Pellegrini will see this January window as his final chance to invest in the club and win another title.
Here are FIVE reasons Aubameyang would be tailor-made for City…
As brilliant as Sergio Aguero is, his persistent injury problems are a constant concern for Manchester City and their attack can look blunt without the magnificent Argentine.
After being so impressive for Swansea, Wilfried Bony has really struggled to make the step up to performing for City.
The African front man is a powerful player, but signing Aubameyang would allow the Citizens to forget this error.
Aubameyang has had a stunning first half of the season and the Gabonese international, rightly, won BBC’s African player of the year.
In 20 appearances, in all club competitions, this season, Aubameyang has netted an incredible 24 times.
Particularly when Aguero is injured, City often look short of players to run the channels and get defenders turning back towards their own goalkeepers.
Aubameyang will stretch defences throughout the game and, averaging nearly four shots a game, isn’t afraid to have a dip.
With potential transfers bans for Real and Atletico Madrid, other big rivals for world class stars like Aubameyang are ruled out of the race and it could be the ideal time for City to strike.
Barcelona will obviously not be adding to their fearsome forward line and Aubameyang would surely prefer a move to City over almost any other club.