Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting bigger things from their side next season, after what has been a transitional debut campaign under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan boss’ side have struggled to compete across all competitions this season but there have been some positive signs from the Citizens, who seem to be building something truly impressive ahead of next season.
Money will certainly be spent in Manchester this summer but there will also be a wealth of departures from the Etihad Stadium, as Guardiola completely rejuvenates the squad at his disposal and replaces the old guard.
One of those set to be on the way out is veteran full-back Gael Clichy and it was confirmed yesterday that the French defender will be leaving the club this summer upon the expiration of his contract, which has left fans bidding farewell to a player who has given them loyal service during the club’s most successful period in history.
Won't surprise many that Clichy is leaving. He'll leave quietly, but deserves so much credit for his contribution. A great buy for us.
— Adam Bailey (@adambailey__) May 22, 2017
@mcfc disgusting he has not been honoured for his contribution to our incredible title win.
— Ste_Loffers (@sloughnan) May 22, 2017
— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 22, 2017
let this be his legacy, 2010-12 he was impassable pic.twitter.com/uKpSF5ylcc
— thurnis (@BaconSane_) May 22, 2017
Pound for pound, one of our best best buys. Shame his form fell off a cliff for the last 12-18months #mcfc
— Steven Price (@SPricey32) May 22, 2017
Thanks for all your years of dedicated service to the club @Gaelclichy22! You'll be missed!
— ski (@ski529) May 22, 2017
I love Clichy with all my heart ❤️ he use to track back very fast, I think he's energy was everything for city, once a blue always a blue
— @Fhumulani Mck Carlo (@MckCarlo) May 23, 2017