By Frank McAvennie

15th Nov, 2022 | 9:09am

Man City could land unexpected January signing as news confirmed - pundit

Frank McAvennie has suggested Man City boss Pep Guardiola could be forced to sign players in January.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker said that if players get injured at the World Cup, Pep will have no choice but to buy in the winter window.

As quoted by the Manchester Evening News (8 November), the Sky Blues boss said his side are not going to sign anyone in January.

The 51-year-old said he his happy with the squad they have and insisted it will stay the same for the remainder of the season.

16 of Guardiola’s first team players have been called up for their respective nations to travel to Qatar and compete in the World Cup.

Some of the playerse selected include star goalkeeper Ederson, as well as captain Ilkay Gundogan and vice captain Kevin De Bruyne.

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Pep is losing five players to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, including Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips who have both been absent with injuries.

McAvennie insisted the Spaniard will need to enter the transfer market if players pick up injuries in Qatar.

At this moment in time Pep will not want to buy any players,” he told Football Insider.

But, people get injured and if people get injured at the World Cup then he will buy. There is no question about that.

He has got more than enough players there. He has even got an England midfield player who can’t get a game.

In other news, an ex-Fifa official has claimed Premier League putting Man City stars at risk as controversial Aymeric Laporte footage emerges.