Man City Sensationally ready to sell two top wingers to make room for summer signings
The city boss has said on several occasions that he will make changes to the squad in the coming months to keep the thirst for making the squad alive.
Specifically, as he addressed Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand via BT Sport’s official Youtube channel, Guardiola reportedly said: “You have to shake, move. [Winning multiple titles] with the same guys? It is almost impossible. We change. After the defeat / the victories, we change, me included, we change. At first you take things, but when you win you take lessLeaving fans wondering who exactly was going to be shown the door after a wonderful season.
Adding to speculation, according to the latest exclusive Daily Mail story, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez have found themselves on the list of players Manchester City are set to offload this season.
The Englishman has struggled to make it into Pep Guardiola’s XI this season, despite 14 goals and 12 assists beside his name this season. Sterling’s form has dropped significantly since the start of 2021 and ended up in City’s so-called B-squad, more often than not.
Riyad Mahrez, who has been excellent for City and is said to be in the ‘form of his life‘is another shocking name on Manchester City’s list for sale, apparently due to his growing age when he turns 31 next year. The Algerian had his best season with the Blues this year after leaving Leicester City in 2018, scoring two crucial goals in Manchester City’s semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain and proving to be a vital cog in the campaign City’s success so far. year.
This Daily Mail report comes as a huge shock to City supporters, with many not expecting Sterling, 26, to be shown the door after just one bad season at the club, this too according to his own high standards. But, according to reports, Manchester City’s hierarchy are ready to cash in on the Englishman in the next transfer window, to make room and funds for their transfer goals.
Others who are on the list of potential exits are Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus. Laporte has struggled to move Ruben Dias and John Stones out of the roster and are said to have considered their options ahead of the summer window. While striker Gabriel Jesus also failed to authoritatively claim his position.
The Daily Mail also reports that Arsenal and former deputy city manager Mikel Arteta are said to be interested in both Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez. The Arsenal manager has already worked with both players and would like to bring them to Emirates Stadium. However, the financial capacity of the London side to match the price charged by Manchester City is a major doubt.
Manchester City are linked with Harry Kane of Tottenham and Jack Grealish of Aston Villa ahead of the summer transfer window. The two Englishmen will demand huge transfer fees and City are looking to generate funds and make room for them at the starting price of Sterling and Mahrez.
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