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Matija Nastasic | Defensemen

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/28/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 174

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There is word from The Sun that Roma center back Mehdi Benatia is an alternative to Eliaquim Mangala should Mangala's recent talk of staying put have legs.
Benatia had an exceptional season in his first season with Roma after his €13.5million move from Udinese. City would likely have to pay top dollar as the player only last year signed a five year deal which gives Roma a great deal of leverage if someone wants Benatia. With Joleon Lescott out of contract, Matija Nastasic having had a rough second season in Manchester, and Martin Demichelis older than dirt City finding someone to partner Vincent Kompany will be at the top of the priority list. May 22 - 12:28 PM

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Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is likely to miss the next three weeks with a calf injury.

Vincent Kompany is fit again after a thigh problem but will not be ready to play against Swansea, so this news about Nastasic means Martin Demichelis is certain to start alongside either Joleon Lescott or Javi Garcia. David Silva also remains on the sidelines while Joe Hart is set to be back on the bench after his Champions League outing.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Matija Nastasic faces a late fitness test ahead of Manchester City's match with Sunderland.

The dreaded "late fitness test" is not want you need to hear if you were considering Nastasic for your fantasy team. It seems like Martin Demichelis is the safer bet, with either Joleon Lescott or Javi Garcia to come in if Nastasic doesn't make it.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Matija Nastasic will be available to play against Hull City this weekend.

The information comes straight from Pellegrini's press conference. Nastasic will return to the center of defence alongside Joleon Lescott, with Javi Garcia returning to the bench. And, instantly, City's chances of a clean sheet increase.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic will miss the first six weeks of the season with an ankle injury picked up in pre-season.

This is a big blow for Nastasic and his new manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has limited options in central defence. Joleon Lescott may get a rare chance to start some games in his absence, although the injury could push City to renew their interest in Real Madrid's Pepe.
Source: ITV Sport
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 06:47:00 AM

Manchester City are waiting to discover the extent of defender Matija Nastasic's ankle injury suffered during Saturday's Asia Trophy final win over Sunderland.

Nastasic was carried from the pitch on a stretcher and in agony but there is no reports of how serious the injury may be. If there's a chance he could miss the start of the season then Joleon Lescott may get a rare chance to start some games, although a serious injury could see City renew their interest in Real Madrid's Pepe.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:23:00 AM