Manchester City fans and pundits alike are monitoring with great interests the moves of both the Sky Blues owners and that of the manager Pep Guardiola in regards to transfer comings and goings.
With rumours of an enormous summer transfer kitty of £300m, it remains to be seen whether City will look to offload some players to either make up, or supplement the said budget. With City looking to be on the verge of triple signings of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and Ferran Torres from Valencia, it’s worth taking a moment to consider who these signings may up-seat from the first 11 at City.
The above additions would surely throw the futures in doubt of several players seen as first-team players, or perhaps even key men, last season. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi seem plausible exits from Manchester City this summer when taking into account the above hefty acquisitions and also considering Pep Guardiola seemingly lost trust with the duo last season and more frequently trusted in squad rotation at the back.
We already know that David Silva will be leaving the club this summer. Despite being one of the best midfielders of his generation, City have made no secret of their intentions to not renew his deal. Others that seem almost certain to be released or sold this summer include Scott Carson who’s one-year loan deal at Derby saw him playing in the Championship this season. He will most definitely be made available this summer and Derby seem keen on signing the 34-year-old keeper on a short team deal.
Finally, it seems certain that 20-year-old Angelino who is currently on loan in Germany will sign for Red Bull Leipzig who he has been both playing and impressing for of late. The Under-21 Spaniard international seemingly has no future at the Sky Blues and he will wear the shirt again.
With City seemingly likely to be the only real threat to Liverpool’s title defence next season, some fans who fancy a flutter may utilise free betting uk options if they choose to back the Sky Blues. This would appear to be the best strategy when better on City to lift the crown next season, as whilst odds may appear favourable, most level-headed fans & punters alike see City unlikely to be able to bridge the gap between them and the Merseysider’s this coming season, with or without £300m investment.