Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter to respond to rumours regarding the potential departure of defender Nicolas Otamendi, after the Argentina international was reportedly seeking talks with Pep Guardiola over his lack of action this season, as per The Sun.
The former Valencia defender has lost his place in the side as John Stones and Aymeric Laporte have developed an outstanding partnership at the back for the Citizens.
The 30-year-old arrived at the Etihad back in 2015 in a big-money move from La Liga, and has since made 144 appearances for the club – as well as making the PFA Team of the Year for 2017/18.
This season, however, a combination of injuries and the aforementioned duo’s imperious form has seen the defender feature in just seven games so far throughout the campaign, where he has struggled to make an impact.
Let’s take a look at how City fans have reacted to the reports…
Sell him use the money for De Ligt
Or keep him and tell him to pipe down
— The Sheikh’s Wallet | ?????? (@KingK_Blue) November 18, 2018
Deserved to play and I’d have no issue seeing him go to allow the younger lot come through. Been a great servant has our general ??
— MCFC Tnarrat (@la_tarrant) November 18, 2018
with the festive fixtures coming up and Mendy out injured, he will get some game time I reckon. When Mendy was out injured the last time Otamendi started all 3 of the games, might see Laporte shifted to LB and Otamendi back in the team as well
— Rahul (@rahulioc) November 18, 2018
Otamendi and 10 million we will have Messi x https://t.co/uQluTwCVI8
— Sean (@RssfSean) November 18, 2018
Banter when otamendi goes to Barca and we get de ligt ??? https://t.co/F3iWXUCNlm
— zoy_786 (@zoy2786) November 18, 2018
He probably need to learn patience from Stones of last season.. ?
— Let them ? (@ifeanyiMeja) November 18, 2018
Imagine that the day has come when Barça and RM are pursuing our second choice players.
— qodi (@bhollybeastmode) November 18, 2018
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