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Manchester City veteran leaves Etihad to join Turkish giants

Manchester City’s preparations for the upcoming campaign have been seriously expensive and manager Pep Guardiola hasn’t hesitated in splashing the cash in order to improve his ranks.

He’s spent over £120million on just improving his full-backs and it’s a move that has left the City fans here in the Tavern extremely excited indeed.

Of course, the huge spending increases the pressure on his shoulders to bring success to the Etihad next season but there’s every hope amongst the supporters that the team will be competing at the top-of-the-table next time out.

But one man that won’t be involved in any City proceedings next season is Brazilian midfielder Fernando, who has left the Etihad to join Turkish giants Galatasaray.

The 30-year-old moves on having played 27 games for the Citizens last season but moving forward, he’s not a player that was considered to be part of Guardiola’s first-team plans.

He was an ageing player and whilst a good individual to have in the squad, City were right to move him on in order to improve their ranks.

Fernando was part of the team that helped City win the EFL Cup final against Liverpool in 2016.

Landlord’s Verdict

Fernando was a great squad player for City and having someone that could slot into either the defence or midfield was a big help for City during the Brazilian’s 101 appearances at the club.

But at 30-years-old, City were right to move him on to free up space in the squad for another individual. Won’t be remembered for any sort of skill or goalscoring ability but was a hard-working solid individual in the squad.

City fans- sad to see him leave the club? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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