The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been patiently awaiting a few more big-name arrivals at the Etihad this summer…
Both Ederson and Bernardo Silva have already come made their way to Manchester, with several more also expected in the pub, though it seems as though the Citizens are going to have to put the champagne away for a short while at least.
According to the Daily Mail, there could be trouble afoot at Man City behind the scenes, with the publication reporting that there are concerns about the vast wages currently being taken up by players that are unlikely to be important next season. Players including Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony are mentioned by name, and significantly, the club may need to sell them before they continue to spend freely this summer.
Of course, it will be no easy feat to sell the trio, with the careers of each player currently in a tough spot. Joe Hart impressed at Torino last year, but he is clearly a player on the decline, and a Premier League side is unlikely to take him on on such huge wages. Similarly, Nasri looked decent last year, but at 29-years-old, investing in the Frenchman would not be a wise move. Wilfried Bony has seen his stock reduce significantly over the last few years, with a loan at Stoke City last season doing very little to increase it.
Indeed, it doesn’t look like Man City’s summer spending will be as plain sailing as it has appeared so far this year, leaving the fans in the Transfer Tavern concerned.
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