Summer outgoings

FantasyIreland

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I believe we need a mini overhaul come the summer,and that will include making a few big/hard decisions and placing some popular players on the list.The team has gone stale in midfield and attack,and i dont see Pep turning to the Academy for the solution,so we are gonna have to do some serious business IMO.

So,if money and availabilty weren't a barrier.....who would you replace/upgrade?

For me........

Players out
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Zinchenko
Mahrez
Gundogan
Bernardo
Sterling
Dinho
Garcia
Mendy

Players in
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Grealish
Bissouma
Luiz
Neto
Tierney
Saka
Haaland
 

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Out: Zinchenko, Mendy, Garcia, Mahrez, Jesus/Sterling (either or).
In: Digne, Romelu, Ruiz, St Maxim, Haaland/Dybala (either or but Haaland preferably).

Every one of those players listed 'In' would improve City's offensive play. Romelu and Ruiz would add some much needed steel to the midfield where we have become pedestrian at times. Both have the ability to break up play and they have a good passing range. St Maxim is a livewire, those teams that sit back would be drawn to him thus creating some space for KDB/Foden etc to nip in behind. Haaland is a beast and would benefit from Citys' industrious build up play.
 

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I’d keep Sterling. We need to be adding pace to the side, not taking away from it. Given our recent recruitment, I don’t like our odds of landing an upgrade. I only like Grealish and Haaland from that list. We need to bring in players from that upper echelon. We’ve had far too many failures recruiting from the brackets below recently. I’d also be inclined to give Bernardo one more season.

Top priorities are a striker, a winger to replace Mahrez, a competent left-back and a CDM to replace Fernandinho. If money was no obstacle, I’d bring in Haaland, Grealish, Ferland Mendy and David Alaba (to play CDM). I’d be pretty confident that we’d seriously compete for all trophies with those signings. Not bloody likely though!

I’m expecting nothing from the January window and another disappointing Summer. I haven’t seen anything to suggest that the hierarchy at the club are going to change tack and overhaul our recruitment staff and strategy. Maybe we get lucky and pick a few gems, who knows...
 

FantasyIreland

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We need to bring in players from that upper echelon. We’ve had far too many failures recruiting from the brackets below recently.

What is it about Bissouma you dont think puts him in the top bracket?
 

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I believe we need a mini overhaul come the summer,and that will include making a few big/hard decisions and placing some popular players on the list.The team has gone stale in midfield and attack,and i dont see Pep turning to the Academy for the solution,so we are gonna have to do some serious business IMO.

So,if money and availabilty weren't a barrier.....who would you replace/upgrade?

For me........

Players out
----------------

Zinchenko
Mahrez
Gundogan
Bernardo
Sterling
Dinho
Garcia
Mendy

Players in
---------------

Grealish
Bissouma
Luiz
Neto
Tierney
Saka
Haaland
Out - I'd agree with all but Sterling, just can't see anything but a weakening of the team there (with Gundogan maybe in the same boat squad wise).

In - Grealish, Luiz & Haaland. Can't see us getting either of the Arsenal lads. I'd still hope for some of the academy lads making the breakthrough to make up the numbers.
 

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I believe we need a mini overhaul come the summer,and that will include making a few big/hard decisions and placing some popular players on the list.The team has gone stale in midfield and attack,and i dont see Pep turning to the Academy for the solution,so we are gonna have to do some serious business IMO.

So,if money and availabilty weren't a barrier.....who would you replace/upgrade?

For me........

Players out
----------------

Zinchenko
Mahrez
Gundogan
Bernardo
Sterling
Dinho
Garcia
Mendy

Players in
---------------

Grealish
Bissouma
Luiz
Neto
Tierney
Saka
Haaland
That would be some summer but no chance imo Gundogan & Sterling leave I'd be surprised if we flog Mahrez also although I would. Gundogan imo is playing very well and is fully deserving his spot more than most.

Those signings tho :) yes please. Although I'm a Messi lover and I want him for a year or 2 just so I can say the GOAT played for us ha.
 
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Players out
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Zinchenko
Mahrez
Gundogan
Bernardo
Sterling
Dinho
Garcia
Mendy
Garcia, Zinchenko and Mendy I can definitely see leaving.
Fernandinho will be gone if we don't offer an extension.
I wouldn't be opposed to selling Mahrez and Sterling if we can get decent money for them.
Pep loves Gundogan so he is going nowhere.
I would keep Bernardo, we all know there is a world class player in there.
 

Delphinho

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There’s no way that many players will leave us in one window.
My wishlist (probably unrealistic) would be Theo Hernandez, Zakaria, Neto and Haaland, with the likes of Zinchenko, Dinho and Mahrez leaving
 

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