Manchester City decided to shell out £32 million for Nicolas Otamendi in the summer as they felt that tightening their defence was a sure way of winning the title this season. The 27-year-old arrived at City with a big reputation, having been widely regarded at the best defender in La Liga for Valencia last season, 

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On the basis of Chelsea’s sorry defeat to Manchester City, it was evident which club was in greater need of defensive reinforcements. City strolled to their second 3-0 win in the opening week of the season while Chelsea offered feeble resistance and left Eastlands under another cloud in the form of John Terry’s substitution in 

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One big money European transfer that looks almost certain to happen is the departure of Valencia’s Argentine international, Nicolas Otamendi. The rugged 27-year-old has already made it quite clear that his future belongs away from the Mestalla and has informed the club of his desire, leaving the door open, it would appear, for two of 

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