The wealthy chief gave Guardiola an extremely generous financial support. After Dias joined, in order to build a defense line in line with the wishes of the Guardiola, Manchester City has burned 400 million pounds. However, even with such a heavy investment, Manchester City's defense is still reduced to a laughing stock due to low-level errors from time to time, and some of the defenders who have been heavily invested by the team are also embarrassed in Guardiola's system. From the beginning of the 2016/17 season, Guardiola spent 400 million silver taels on the Manchester City defender. Who did it go to? This article will make an inventory in chronological order.
Stones (£50 million): In 2016, Stones joined Manchester City at a high price. When he first joined, the team entrusted him with a heavy responsibility. At that time Stones made mistakes, misjudgments, and no confrontations on the defense line. People thought he was still young and he was a piece of jade that needed polishing. But in 2020, the future star has almost no place in Blue Moon, and even can't compete with the youth academy Garcia. People have also found that four years have passed, and the problems surrounding Stones have not fundamentally changed. In addition to the slow improvement of the defender's business ability, Stones has also been delayed a lot by injuries. The 26-year-old should have been the year of a central defender, but the sluggish Stones has come to the crossroads of his career.
Zinchenko (£1.7 million): Zinchenko, who joined Stones in the same year, was soon rented to Eindhoven to exercise. In the first season in the Netherlands, he was only able to play in Eindhoven. The second team played the game. For the future of the Ukrainian full-back, the outside world did not hold much hope at that time, let alone hope that he will become a member of Manchester City in the future, after all, the team did not spend much on him. However, Zinchenko has been stubbornly improving himself. In the 2017/18 season, Manchester City experienced a shortage of personnel. Zinchenko successfully topped the team and became the team's rotation and secured his own position.
Laporte (£58.8 million): The most successful one in Manchester City's long list of defenders. After joining, he quickly consolidated the team's strength on the defensive end and won two consecutive league titles with Manchester City. Unfortunately last season, injuries plagued the French, and the strength of the team's central defender was also weakened. This is also a key reason for Manchester City's final defeat in the championship.
Benjaman Mendy (£52 million): In the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, Manchester City was kicked out by Monaco in the round of 16. That conversation allowed the Premier League giants to see Mendy’s power on the wing, so they directly put people Dug over. When Mendy joined, sports director Begiristan couldn't restrain his excitement and thought he had signed the best left back in the world. However, after the French came to the Premier League, he has only played 53 times for the team so far. The various anecdotes about him off the court are sometimes more noticeable than his performance on the court. In the last round of the league, Manchester City drew with Leeds United, and Mendy was the worst player in the entire defense.
Kyle Walker (£47.4 million): An interesting point is that Guardiola spent twice Walker’s transfer fee that year and wanted to find an English substitute at right back, but in the end, the most stable It was Walker himself. Cancelo, who set a historical record for the transfer fee of a right back in the Premier League, can only play him as a substitute. The England international's high attendance rate and stability are his important advantages in the competition within the team.
凯尔·沃克（Kyle Walker）（4,740万英镑）：有趣的一点是，瓜迪奥拉（Guardiola）当年花了沃克（Walker）两倍的转会费，并想在右后卫找到一名英语替补，但最后，最稳定的是沃克本人。 Cancelo曾在英超联赛中创下一项权利转让记录的历史记录，只能将他作为替补出场。这位英格兰国脚的高出席率和稳定性是他在团体赛中的重要优势。
Danilo (£26.5 million): The Brazilian has never been the protagonist at Manchester City. Occasionally, he can show brilliant performances, such as the World Wave against Burnley, but there are also some mistakes in the performance. Guardiola sometimes put him on the left and center back, but his overall performance is hard to say. In order to trade from Juventus to Cancelo, Danilo finally became an addition.
Felipe Sandler (£2.25 million): He was the only defensive player that the team brought in that season. He came to Manchester City from Zwolle. The 21-year-old Dutchman certainly did not What strength is the stable appearance for the team. He only played once in the league and the FA Cup, which is all the record he has left so far. And Manchester City still won't have any chances for him in the new season.
Cancelo (£60 million): Before Dias, Manchester City's biggest investment in the back line was this full-back. Cancelo is not only the most expensive right-back in Premier League history, but also the historical standard of right-back in football . When he joined, who would have thought that the Portuguese could not completely compete with Walker on the right side. This winter window, less than half a year after joining the team, there have been rumors about him leaving the team. If the transfer fee is spread evenly across the game time, the Portuguese international's appearance fee is second to none in the team. The competitive aspect is lacklustre, but Cancelo appears from time to time in some rumors of player swaps, and has the potential to become a new generation of football units.
Angelinho (£5.3 million): Signed with Manchester City last season. This is the second time that Spain’s left-back has joined Manchester City. When he was 16 years old, he was signed by Blue Moon from the youth team of Deportivo and then went around. Rent out. In 2018, he was sold to PSV. A year later, he was signed back by Manchester City for an extra £300,000. However, Angelinho did not stay long this time. After playing 4 starts in the Premier League, he again A permanent transfer to Leipzig, this time he may not return easily.
Pedro Polo (£10.8 million): Four days after Girona officially joined Manchester City, he was backhanded to Valladolid... he spent nearly £11 million on the purchase and rented out immediately. Are Manchester City bold? The city football group background of Girona may explain the problem better.
Aker (£41 million): Bournemouth was relegated last season, but this did not dispel Manchester City's interest in Aker. His talent in passing control was the key to Guardiola's decision to sign. But as a central defender, Ake has obvious advantages and disadvantages, and his lack of high ball and confrontation makes him unable to provide the hardness that Manchester City needs most. The team defeated Leicester before, he is the only defender who did not give points, all relying on peers.
Ruben Dias (£65 million): officially opened the era of Manchester City’s “400 million rash actions” to smash the defenders. It remains to be seen how the Portugal international can play in Manchester City. The team has paid him a lot of money From a point of view, in the future, he will definitely partner with Laporte to play the center back, but from the performance of Manchester City's entire defensive end, it is still not realistic to expect Diaz to bring qualitative changes to the team's defense.