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Man City won 4th PL title in 5 seasons, so why does everyone want to leave this summer? [Opinion]

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Manchester City sealed their fourth Premier League title in five seasons while reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Champions League, but Pep Guardiola could have a summer exodus on his hands if reports are to be believed.

Fernandinho opted against signing a new deal and left on a free transfer, Gabriel Jesus opted against signing a new deal and left to join Arsenal, Raheem Sterling is opting against signing a new deal and is in talks with Chelsea, Ilkay Gundogan is opting against signing a new deal and Bernardo Silva wants to leave amid interest from Barcelona.

Guardiola replaced Fernandinho with Kalvin Phillips and brought in Erling Haaland before Jesus left, but he doesn’t have alternatives if Sterling, Gundogan and Silva departed. The City manager can’t afford to lose half a starting eleven in one transfer window, so he’ll be desperate to win his players over.

Jesus’ qualms were over playing time and his positional role, Sterling’s qualms are over him not starting enough big games, Gundogan’s qualms are over playing assurances next season while Silva just dreams of joining the Catalans. Guardiola needs to make his players feel welcome, but his squad rotation style is doing the opposite.

It’s a big statement to leave City for a lesser club just to start more games, and there are four other players who could follow Fernandino and Jesus through the exit door, so Pep may have a problem.

In other news, Cole Palmer could replace Raheem Sterling next season

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4 comments

  • Stanley James Duncan says:

    Wow. Crippy you make no mention of the impact of the World Cup mid season on players choosing to stay or move.
    More significantly if you actually knew the club you would be aware that Citys under 18s and under 23s have won their leagues back to back. The talent at the club needs to move on or be incorporated into the first team. The pressure on some first team players to perform is immense and some can’t maintain the energy or focus. So what do we have almost every team in the world seeking our best young players on loan or permanently. With loan fees as they are City are sitting pretty with monthly income mounting, add ons, transfer fees, and sell ons and buy backs. All told the monies City are taking from moving on fringe players is immense. Pep never gives players young or old new or established guarantees over playing time. Unlike Klopp. Peps approach has worked 4 out of last 5 seasons. Rotate and win, give guarantees and come second.

    If you actually need any info on City I’m here to help.

  • Alan Williamson says:

    They dont want to leave…Pep is restructuring..money out means he has to generate some in..Make sense ?? der ! All to balance the books to shut up all the mard ar ses that talk about City as cheats…CTID

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