Man City eye mass clear-out – seven first-team players at risk of summer departure

Manchester City could move on as many as seven first-team players in the summer, according to Simon Mullock of the Mirror.

Mullock claims that decisions are still to be made on several players, including Leroy Sané, who’s been linked with a move to Bayern Munich almost constantly over the last ten months.

Several defenders are also at risk of being shipped out of the club, including John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi. However, it’s unlikely that both will leave the club in the same window, as the club looks to ensure that it has enough depth at the back.

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Full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Joao Cancelo and Angeliño (who left on loan to RB Leipzig on deadline day) are also at risk. Mendy has suffered from reoccurring injury problems since joining the club, while Cancelo has struggled to keep Kyle Walker out of the team this season.

Gabriel Jesus is the last of the seven players on Mullock’s list, with the striker potentially unhappy with playing second fiddle at the club – according to some rumours.

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It’s worth noting that Manchester City couldn’t afford to sell all seven of these players in one window, not least because Stones and Angeliño both qualify for the crucial homegrown quota. With that said, it wouldn’t be surprising to see one or more of these first-team stars leave in the summer – either on loan or permanently.

It’s said that “at least” seven Manchester City players are at risk of losing their spots in the squad, indicating that other players could be on Pep’s “out” list.

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Claudio Bravo is set to leave the club while City officials are also hoping RB Leipzig sign Angeliño on a permanent transfer, with the Bundesliga side having the option to sign the full-back for £25 million.

City are braced to make at least five new signings, while according to Simon Mullock, it is likely that Phil Foden, Eric García, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Tommy Doyle all receive more game time next season.

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