The Manchester City fans by the bar have been intrigued by comments made by one of their first-team regulars, that suggests wholesale changes will be made to the squad at the end of the season.
City suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hand of title rivals Leicester at the weekend, leaving them 6 points behind the Foxes, and with recent reports claiming that City’s executives are preparing to back Guardiola with huge finances in the summer, Zabaleta admitted that the current crop of City players are aware that their places are at risk. The Argentine international said:
“We’ll see at the end of the season with the new manager coming in,. We suspect changes but it’s normal but now is not the right time to talk about the future because there’s a lot of time for this. We just need to be 100 per cent focused on the next games.”
Zabaleta is one of four senior full-backs at the Etihad, all of whom are aged 30 or over, whilst midfielder Yaya Toure is expected to depart for China when Guardiola arrives.
Our landlord has said that City must manage their transfers carefully in the summer, as too much activity could unsettle the existing team chemistry.
Manchester City fans, how many first team players can you afford to replace in the summer? Let us know in the comments below!