NICOLAS OTAMENDI wants talks with Pep Guardiola to see if he still has a future at Manchester City.
The Argentine centre-back only signed a new deal in the summer and won a place in the end-of-season PFA Team of the year.
Getty – Contributor4 Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi wants to talk with Pep Guardiola about his future
AP:Associated Press4 Guardiola has often overlooked Otamendi this season when selecting his starting XI
But he has lost his place to the new pairing of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte in the Premier League and hasn’t been getting a chance in Europe either.
Otamendi, who pulled out of international duty this week with an Achilles problem, didn’t even make the squad for last week’s derby and Guardiola has asked him to be patient.
Yet although the 30-year-old is more than happy at the Etihad, he wants reassurances that he will get some action before long.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are admirers of Otamendi, who earns around £90,000 a week, and if he continues to miss out at City, will consider his options in the summer.
PA:Empics Sport4 John Stones and Aymeric Laporte have forged a strong partnership together
REUTERS4 Otamendi was a key figure at the Etihad last season, but has become a peripheral figure