Transfer Talks: Should Manchester City Target a Left Back this Summer?

The transfer window is ramping up as teams are starting to lock into their targets with official bids. While much of the talk in the Premier League so far has been with Arsenal’s move for Ben White and United’s move for Jadon Sancho, there is plenty more going on elsewhere.

Specifically, Manchester City are being linked with two gigantic attackers in Harry Kane, and Jack Grealish. But one area of need for the champions is actually left back. Should Manchester City target a left back this summer if they miss out on their top attackers?

Why should Manchester City Target Left Back?

Ever since Manchester City made the move for Benjamin Mendy, the left back spot has been an area of need. Mendy was supposed to be the answer but his arrival only brought about more questions as he’s been injured for most of the time he’s spent at City.

This led to Oleksandr Zinchenko getting most of the playing time at left back, along with Joao Cancelo. Zinchenko has played admirably as an attacking-minded fullback who is playing out of position.

But there are plenty of times where he finds himself caught out of position. There are some potential options for more well-rounded players should Manchester City target a left back this summer.

Who could be on the shortlist should Manchester City Target Left Back?

There are quite a few exciting names that Manchester City should be keeping track of at the Left Back position. The first name that comes to mind (and my personal favorite) is Robin Gosens of Atalanta.

He perfectly fits the mold of a City player with his versatility and attacking prowess. He would also bring added defensive abilities to the position. Overall, he would be a fantastic addition should Manchester City target a left back.

A few other names also come to mind as potential LB reinforcements if City decide they do not want to break the bank at that position.

Nuno Mendes and Antonee Robinson are two options that had been linked with Manchester City in the past, although, they would both be expensive and there haven’t been too many rumors as of late.

The sale of Benjamin Mendy may be needed in order for any of these options to be brought into the club.

Should Manchester City Target Left Back this Summer; and if so, who should they go after?