Manchester City latest: Striker blow, Caballero thoughts and Goater’s opinion

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Manchester City have suffered a big injury blow following the news that Alvaro Negredo has fractured a metatarsal.

As reported by the Premier League’s official website, the Spanish star took to Instagram to share the news, revealing that he will be side-lined for “a few months”.

Negredo had been linked with a summer exit, but those rumours always seemed somewhat unbelievable considering the striker netted 23 goals for City last season, even if there was a barren spell later in the campaign.

It remains to be seen if Manuel Pellegrini will sign a new player or rely on the front-men currently at his disposal.

In other news, new City signing Willy Caballero has been speaking following his move from Malaga.

The goalkeeper gave an interview to Spanish newspaper Marca, in which he said, “I’ll have them (the Malaga fans) in my heart wherever I go because they gave me so much affection.

“I’m going to stay true to what my heart tells me and my code of ethics, play and enjoy my football the way I did here.”

And finally, back to Negredo, with the news that former City player Shaun Goater has tipped the Spaniard to be back firing in the goals in due course.

In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, Goater said, “He works extremely hard. He’s a really good finisher and is a team player. He has a goal-ratio that was frightening.”

For now the focus will be on the Blues’ other strikers, but Negredo could be an excellent player to call on in the second half of what is sure to be an extremely tight campaign.

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