Despite the fact that it may sound cliché to be looking forward to the transfer window so soon after Manchester City has accomplished the miraculous, it’s just football’s unstoppable march for you.
Although many heads will be thumping this morning, especially Jack Grealish’s, attention will soon turn to the approaching summer business. Unlike last season, City do not need to completely change their squad or Pep Guardiola’s winning formula. It’ll probably go back to steady innovation rather than rapid revolution, which is what the boss favors.
Jack Grealish implored Bernardo Silva not to ‘go’ in Monday’s parade because he has always wanted to travel back to mainland Europe.
Aymeric Laporte has been linked to moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona because of rumors that he is unhappy with the amount of playing time he has been given this season. New center backs and full backs will need to be acquired if he leaves and if Joao Cancelo permanently leaves the team.
The Portuguese won the Bundesliga while playing for Bayern Munich, but he was not given the regular starting spot he was expecting for and the German powerhouses chose not to make the move permanent, so he will go back to Manchester.
Cancelo might join Guardiola’s squad, although it doesn’t seem realistic considering the circumstances of his unexpected departure in January.
But who, in your opinion, should City keep and sell during the summer? You can choose what will happen to each player on the Blues’ current roster of at least 25 by using the widget below. Results for this week will be made available later.