The problem with clubs that are considered dominant teams, is that under performing players tend to get turned on whenever they put in a performance they'd rather forget.
Whilst this version of unethical judgement on a single match may be unjust, consistent poor performances are a clear indication to get them out the door, and here we look at exactly who should be booted out at Manchester City.
Samir Nasri | Attacking-midfielder
The 25-year-old Frenchman came to the Etihad on a high profile signing rumoured to be around £24 million. Over the three seasons he spent at Arsenal he put in acceptable performances until reaching the season before joining the season - where he was something else.
His quick feet and vision combined with his knack for finding the back of the net was something to envy and it was no surprise when City swooped in for the playmaker.
Following his performance for the Gunners, Nasri was tipped to be one of the Premier League's best players - I mean imagine two David Silva's ripping the defence to pieces with their lethal balls and sixth sense style vision.
Unfortunately for City, what they got was a shadow of his former self and he has never been able to recover and reach the heights of his times spent in London. Whilst his recent form has seen a spike in ability, it's clear to see Nasri is somewhat expendable and cashing in now could reward with a consolation £15 million.
Edin Dzeko | Striker
Despite having 12 goals under his belt and a number of 'super sub' appearances, it's clear the Dzeko doesn't fit into the style of play at Manchester City.
Whilst the Argentinean duo who finish the trio of City hit-men favour pace, footwork and wonder shots, Dzeko prefers long balls to be blasted up for his 6ft 4in frame to control.
The problem being he has the first touch capabilities of a wet flannel. Whilst set pieces may be his strength it would seem the Citizens exact preferred play style is his weakness, and with transfer rumours coming in thick and fast I would cash in on the Bosnian why the going's good.
Gareth Barry | Midfielder
Now before everybody tracks me down and proceeds to beat me senseless with rolled up posters of Barry himself, hear me out.
I will be the first to admit that he is underrated to an extent and he puts in performances that are, from time to time, man of the match worthy however, I am rather sceptical that this will be the case in the coming seasons.
The Englishman is 32-years-old, which I know isn't exactly ancient in terms of how long football players can trooper on however it is still an age that indicates Barry is coming towards the end of his career.
Also the £12 million City paid for Barry to snatch him from Aston Villa could be recuperated maybe even in full if they sell now as his consistent form would be something sort after by other teams in the Premier League.
I think it's time for a "out with the old, in with the new" and Mancini should start looking to the future.
Why not speak up and say who you think should be sold this summer?
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