According to a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester City players are open to the concept of a wage deferral but have asked the club to assist their position in the squad by not signing any new players in the next transfer window – with supporters going on to react to the news on social media.
As per the Mail, our squad would in fact be open to taking a wage cut if it meant their places in the team were secure for next season – with players seeking peace of mind over their futures at the Etihad Stadium.
Indeed, this would potentially mean that we could not strengthen our back line with a new centre-back or search for a David Silva replacement – with fans voicing their opinions over the matter in response to Man City Xtra’s tweet.
Would you be open to no new summer signings?
A number of fans have theorised that Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones would benefit the most from this development, here’s what they had to say on social media.
What about players who interested in leaving Man City. That plea doesn’t make sense at all. Now the team must keep Stones and El General 🤣🤣
— Fellah (@Momaverick83) April 8, 2020
Otamendi is behind that 🤣🤣🤣
— Sazieh (@Eazy__S) April 8, 2020
The players have to understand we need at least one world class CB this summer
— Steve Tallon (@stallon83) April 8, 2020
We don’t really wanna see otamendi and stones in city shirts ever again though 😕
— Jonny (@mcfc_JD) April 8, 2020
I see my boy Otamendi and John Stones behind this 😂😂😂😂. Otamendi had some good games when Laporte returned so my guess is he is good when Laporte plays but again we need a CB who can be good when Laporte is not available.
— Njotu 🇨🇲 (@NjotuPower) April 9, 2020
Sell stones and otamendi no matter what
— Scout (@AZ_2707) April 9, 2020
Stones and otamendi fc
Hate to see it
— Orphan SZN (@BLACKEDHART) April 9, 2020
Stones leading this charge so we don’t get a CB
— White Mike (@Mikael__Lucas) April 8, 2020