One January signing that would win Manchester City the Premier League

Iker Casillas

Could bringing in Iker Casillas from Real Madrid guarantee City a Premier League title?

Where on earth could Manchester City possibly improve their team?

The defence looks ropey at times when Vincent Kompany is injured, but Manuel Pellegrini will hope his captain recovers in double quick time while the likes of Matija Nastasic continue to improve, as will the fitness of makeshift free signing Martin Demichelis.

The midfield is envied around the globe. Led by Yaya Toure, who is in some of the best form of his career, along with the likes of Fernandinho, David Silva, Javi Garcia, James Milner … I need not go on.

As for attacking options … Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and the incredible Sergio Aguero provide ample stardom up top.

So it pains me to say it, but there is only one position where City might want to consider adding in January … goalkeeper.

Joe Hart has been dropped after continued poor form culminated in an error of judgement against Chelsea that cost City dearly.

Costel Pantilimon is filling in for now, but as we all know he is also very prone to a mistake - so Real Madrid stopper Iker Casillas could be the perfect option.

Iker Casillas is unlikely to leave Real on a permanent deal, he loves the club and is a Madridista to the bone.

But he is not currently playing because of Diego Lopez’s form, and while his place as Spain’s number one keeper doesn’t seem to be under any immediate threat, that will not satisfy the player himself - who would want to be in fine fiddle for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

With that in mind a loan deal for the final six months of the season could make sense for both Real and City - while the fact him and Pellegrini have a previous working relationship will also help.

Casillas would get the first-team football he needed, and Hart could have a few months cooling off, working on his game and confidence.

Meanwhile City would likely sore to the summit of the Premier League table.

The only losers in this scenario would be England.

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