3 La Liga Centre-Backs Who Could Bolster Manchester City’s Defence

With Vincent Kompany and Matej Nastasic still out injured, Manchester City’s defence is looking kind of flimsy right now. Here are three players who could fill that void from La Liga – The Spanish topflight.

1) Cala – Sevilla

The 23-year-old has proved just how strong of an asset he is this season in La Liga during his seven appearances, as well as his four games in the Europa League.

In the topflight he has managed 20 interceptions, 33 clearances and seven tackles, as well as blocking three shots.

He is a strong defender who is also impressive in the air – this season he has won 15/27 of his headed duels in La Liga and 8/14 of in Europe, as well as completing 91.7% of his passes.

2) Sergio Sanchez – Malaga

Having worked under Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga last season, the Spaniard could be the perfect addition. In his 11 appearances for the side he has made 37 interceptions, a remarkable 85 clearances and 15 tackles.

He is a domineering player in the air, also, completing 28/44 of his headed duels.

3) Diego Godin – Atletico Madrid  

Godin is one of the most renowned central defenders in the Spanish topflight and would add a lot of composure on the ball. He has completed 80% of his passes in the league this season and made 102 clearances, as well as making 42 interceptions.

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