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Revolving door: Man City’s 2 in, 2 out before the window shuts

After winning so much last season, who can Pep Guardiola sign and get rid of before the end of the summer transfer window?

It was a brilliant campaign throughout all competitions for City but it has come at a slight cost as City’s leader, Vincent Kompany has left the club and now gone on to manage Anderlecht. As well as Kompany leaving, the blues legend, David Silva has also confirmed to be leaving at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

With this in mind, which two players would benefit from leaving the club over the summer, and which two would benefit from signing a contract with the club?

IN:

Harry Maguire:

He’s been a hot topic over the transfer window as he has gained interest from a few clubs. It can be said that his recent England performances have taken a slight downfall, however, City may still be interested in having him join the club.

They need a replacement for Kompany and the 26-year-old centre back could be the right man. It would also be a good fit for him as he has stated in the past that he wants to compete in Champions League football. Which is why the defender was put off by Manchester United’s advances.

Joao Cancelo

Pep Guardiola wants to freshen his squad so why not being in the Portuguese star? City has already named him as an option previously. However, I think they should take it more seriously as the 25-year-old has had a good run for Juventus and for his national team. The Manchester team can only develop him even further and give him a chance in the highest English league.

OUT:

Fabian Delph

The 29 year old is a good player but since 2015 when he signed for City, he’s only had 57 appearances and it could be a good time for him to try his luck elsewhere. Man City have already said that they would be open to offers for him. I think he may be more useful at another club if he goes somewhere that has regular starts for him.

Phil Foden

Don’t judge so quick. I think he is a brilliant footballer, especially as he is only 19. I don’t think he should leave City permanently. I was thinking more along the lines of a loan.

Maybe Pep can loan him out to a club either here or abroad for the start of the 2019 season, monitor how he does and then bring him back and he can permanently replace David Silva. The midfielder has only had 18 appearances since 2017 for City’s first team although he has had a lot of England youth games.

He’s a product of Manchester City’s youth and this is why I don’t think he should leave. For his age, he is at one of the best clubs around, I just think he might benefit from some experience somewhere else before having big responsibilities in the first team.

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