Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini recently insisted his side is deep enough and strong enough to make a run at the four trophies City are still alive for without acquiring help in the January transfer window, per Richard Tanner of The Express.
As Tanner wrote, "When asked about whether he would buy when the window opens, Pellegrini said: 'No, for the moment, we are not talking about that.'"
But if Pellegrini looks quickly at two prominent Premier League rosters, he will see that too much talent really never is enough.
First Pellegrini might peruse the team sheet of the side above his on the Premier League table.
Arsenal just lost Theo Walcott for "at least six months," per BBC.com. Nicklas Bendtner is also out for at least a month, and Olivier Giroud has three goals in his last 15 appearances. The Gunners are loaded, but no team is invulnerable to the injury bug.
Then Pellegrini can revisit his own squad chart. Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis, Micah Richards and Stevan Jovetic are all out injured. Jack Rodwell is healthy in the sense that right now he is between injuries. Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic both missed significant time this season.
Meanwhile, Yaya Toure and Fernandinho have started and played a combined 37 of City's 40 Premier League matches thus far. That is not conducive to their continued health.
This is therefore a fine time to take City's transfer temperature.