Reports are suggesting that Carlos Tevez will leave the club and sign for Juventus, this in turn leaves us another striker short with the start of the season not that far away.
So, Carlos looks like he is leaving and I am not very happy about it really. I thought that it would of been best all around if Carlos signed an extension to keep him at City for another three seasons, we are still in a transitional period as a club and I think Carlos was needed to help us through it.
If Carlos does head for Juventus then it leaves us looking for two strikers with under two months left until the season starts, in an ideal world you would want any new players in before preseason starts to give them the best possible chance of settling in as quickly as possible.
I suppose the time frame we have is irrelevant now because we do need to bring players in, the question is who?
Firstly and for me most obviously, it has got to be time for John Guidetti to get his chance, he has been in and around the first team, he has been out for his loan experience and coming off the back of an injury it is time for him to have a fresh start at City and show us if he can make the grade or not.
As well as John I do think we need to buy another striker in order to make up a strike force consisting of four front men. I know a lot of City fans who think three would be enough but its to close for me, if one gets injured that's it, all of a sudden we are badly lacking.
So who would you go for? Its tough but there is a couple of players out there who are supposedly available, an obvious solution straight away would be to see if its not too late to bring in Higuain, he has a great goal scoring record and has handled the pressures of Real Madrid well. The rumours regarding his proposed move to Arsenal are gathering pace but I think City would be able to turn his head.
Another worth while, possibly simple option could be Mario Gomez, his agent has already said this summer that Gomez is likely to leave Bayern Munich due to falling down the pecking order. I would put an enquiry in about Gomez while exploring our options, he is of good pedigree and a proven goal scorer, simple as that really.
Another option although I personally have never quite been convinced by him, would be Robert Lewandowski. I imagine this would be a hard deal to pull of though with Dortmund taking a tough stance regarding his future.
For my last suggestion and potentially controversial one, Wayne Rooney. I know I know, I do not have to be told but Rooney is still class, if its true that he wants to leave United then I would have a pop at getting him. I know a lot of City fans who will be wondering what I am thinking suggesting that, but I am just not a City fan who dwells on what United are doing until we play them.
Just a couple of suggestions from me but who would you like to see come in up front?