The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are loving life under Pep Guardiola as they sit unbeaten atop of the Premier League table after nine matches.
A 1-1 draw with ten-men against struggling Everton is the only time the Citizens have failed to win across all competitions in an otherwise faultless start to the campaign that sees them at the summit of their Champions League group also. Guardiola required time to implement his methodology and assemble a squad capable of delivering the level of performance his side are demonstrating now but it appears his trophyless first year at Eastlands will not be repeated.
Defensively they have improved tremendously with John Stones beginning to fulfil the potential and Kyle Walker adding greater athleticism to their backline. Meanwhile, their attack has flourished with Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling all regularly on the scoresheet and contributing to a thirty-two-goal haul in the league so far. And the influence of Kevin De Bruyne in midfield has also been essential with the Belgium international reportedly nearing a new contract at the Etihad, according to Goal, amid interest from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
And with that in mind, here are 2 other players that should commit their long-term future to the Sky Blues…