With the signing of Kalvin Philipps and the departure of Gabriel Jesus, the Manchester City transfer window received a boost on Monday. The Skyblues are on all fronts.
Josep Guardiola is making some adjustments to his squad.
Thanks to its status as English champions and its great financial resources, Manchester City can see the future serenely and shape a workforce that is ever more like its trainer Josep Guardiola.
Determined to make up for the few shortcomings noted during the last exercise, the English champion took the lead and decided to do his shopping early this year, while carrying out an effective degreasing in parallel.
Jesus leaves Arsenal, Sterling on departure
Indeed, to make room for the various expected recruits, the Mancunian club does not hesitate to part with important players. And in the crowd at the departure of Fernandinho, who returned to Brazil, the Skyblues sold striker Gabriel Jesus for €52m to Arsenal on Monday morning.
An inevitable departure for the Brazilian, who despite his long playing time, was sacrificed in order to free up space for Erling Hland. At the same time, winger Raheem Sterling, also considered a manager, could follow suit and quickly join… Chelsea! As the days go by, negotiations intensify and the two clubs are getting closer to an agreement for a transfer of the English international around 55 M€.
Phillips, the 2nd flagship recruit of the Citizens
Nice cash inflows in perspective for the English team, which could almost achieve a balanced transfer window. Because in addition to the desired departures of Jesus and Sterling, City is also preparing to sell its promising midfielder Romeo Lavia to Southampton for 16 million euros. Therefore, the some 52M€ bonus included spent for the excellent box-to-box of Leeds, Kalvin Phillips, officially recruited on Monday, are not insane and should not place the residents of the Etihad Stadium in a uncomfortable economic situation.
Indeed, without even mentioning a hypothetical departure of Bernardo Silva from Barcelona, or Chelsea’s interest in the versatile Oleksandr Zinchenko and Nathan Ak, the Mancunians have managed to sell well this summer. To better recruit? After Hland and Phillips, everything suggests that the Guardiola gang could make other good moves. With the left side of Brighton, Marc Cucurella, in particular!
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