Reports are suggesting that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will dip his toe into the transfer market in January and lure wantaway QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar to the Etihad Stadium. However, the vastly overrated keeper’s big wages would be money wasted as Joe Hart’s replacement Costel Pantilimon is more than good enough to become City’s number one for many years. Pantilimon has conceded just three goals in five games this season. The Romanian international has showed his dependability when tasked with replacing the out of favour Joe Hart and played a very important part in City’s run to last year’s FA Cup final, keeping clean sheets in four of the five rounds. The more games he plays the more confident he’s becoming and possessing all the required attributes needed for a top-class keeper, his boss Manuel Pellegrini should stick with him going forward. Cesar played 24 games for a club that finished bottom of the Premier League and conceded 60 goals. To put the blame entirely at Cesar’s door for QPR’s shocking season would be very harsh but despite a couple of high-profile all action displays against Tottenham and Manchester City, the Brazilian’s form was consistently well below par.
Man City should keep faith with Pantilimon rather than sign Julio Cesar
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