Who could leave Etihad this summer?
Manchester City collected a total of 198 points in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, making it the first team in a decade to retain the Premier League title. The Blues have recorded four EPL titles over the past eight seasons, confirming that the decade is sure to be theirs.
After winning in the 2017/18 Premier League, coach Pep Guardiola told his victorious players straight away, "They're the best team this league has ever seen."
It seems that even the best can always strive for improvement.
After this first title for Pep in England, the changes were minimal; Long-time star Yaya Toure was released, her double Premier League winner Joe Hart was finally mercifully sold and the record of Riad Mahrez, who had the confidence of Guardiola in the squad he had inherited – David – emphasized Silva, Sergio Agüero, Kevin de Bruyne – and had helped build – Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker.
And although it was a close game the following season (they finished 19/18 in the 17/18 season), the Cityzens were just two points lower than the record they had set in the previous year.
While last year's distraction from the World Cup allowed for a break between seasons, the transfer talks will again dominate the summer. Manchester City will try to step up to triple its Premier League title, which has only been achieved twice before.
Here are three potential sales that could possibly sanction Guardiola and City in the off-season.
The contract of the German wing player expires in 2021 and he has seen the chances to become a safe starter. It is also about reaffirming its importance for the formation of the national team of Joachim Loew and to consider what Sané from the bank will not do. Although the 23-year-old completed double-digit in both the goals and in the assists, this feat was all the more remarkable as he completed only 21 league appearances in the 38-game season. Bayern Munich is the prospect for the former PFA junior player of the year. After three years since his transfer from Schalke 04, a return to his home country is to be expected.
AS Monaco's 52-million-pound left-back only played 17 league games in both seasons in Manchester City. Two serious knee injuries that have ruined his career since joining Etihad in 2017 have led to the remarkable record that the French defender has won six trophies in 22 games in the summer of 2018. During his recovery phase, questions keep popping up his attitude, which he unintentionally seems to hold for a social media personality, and his work ethic. The 24-year-old finished the season 18/19 with his undisputed talent in fifth place for assists of a defender. His future at City, however, is.
Another French defender who has produced even less than Mendy! Mangala was largely mocked last year for winning a full-gear winning medal after borrowing half of Everton's season. Surprisingly, the 40 million pound remainder of the Manuel Pellegrini era signed a one-year contract extension in March 2019, despite the likelihood of monetary repercussions, rather than Man City's banning the 28-year-old to a Bosman in Ukraine leaves summer.