9 forgotten Man City players who could be sold to top up summer transfer funds

Manchester City’s immense pool of talent means they can sell players on for profit without affecting first-team operations.

Friday, 24th June 2022, 12:27 pm

With Manchester City expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer, it’s important the club find ways to balance the books.

Erling Haaland has already arrived from Borussia Dortmund, Julian Alvarez’s signing was announced in January and City are also expected to wrap up a deal soon for goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

The Premier League champions are unlikely to be done there, with Kalvin Phillips a target in midfield, while they’re also said to be keen on Brighton & Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella.

These signings won’t come cheap, and a recent report in Portugal linking City with a move for Joao Felix claimed the club had to first sell Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling before they could afford the Portugal attacker.

True or not, the Blues need a healthy income stream in order to balance any sizable transfer fees, something they’ve previously done thanks to some shrewd transfer business.

Selling players who have a limited or non-existent roles in Pep Guardiola’s team is one way, and last season City moved on Ferran Torres, Angelino, Jack Harrison and Lukas Nmecha for a combined fee that nearly equalled the £100m spent on Jack Grealish.

In previous years, Tosin Adarabioyo, Douglas Luiz, Pablo Mari, Brahim Diaz, Jason Denayer and Pablo Maffeo are among the fringe players who have been sold to replenish the transfer kitty, on top of money received from loan departures.

This summer, City have already recouped a fee of around £8m for Pablo Porro, who joined Sporting Lisbon. But he’s not the only player who the club might look to move on, and we’ve picked out nine forgotten or lesser-known players that could be sold this window…

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