New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has already make numerous changes to his squad, bringing in a number of players, while also deciding to sell Carlos Tevez to Juventus for £10 million.

The former Real Madrid and Malaga manager will be expected to deploy his preferred 4-2-2-2 formation with City, so we will look at his possible line-up next season.

Defence

City’s back-line will remain relatively unchanged next season.

England’s number one Joe Hart will remain first-choice for City, despite having a relatively poor season by his high standards last season.

Last season’s player of the season, Pablo Zabaleta, will also retain his spot at right-back, with Micah Richards seemingly heading towards the exit door at the Etihad.

Aleksandar Kolarov has been linked with a move from City, so it will leave Gael Clichy as the only viable option at left-back.

City are rumoured to be interested in Real Madrid’s towering centre-back Pepe, however, no offers have been placed. Therefore, club captain Vincent Kompany and youngster Matija Nastasic will fill the centre-back spots.

Midfield

New £30 million signing Fernandinho is a defensive midfielder, which could see Gareth Barry and Javi Garcia struggle for playing time next season. 

The Brazilian is expected to start alongside Yaya Toure at the heart of the Blues midfield.

David Silva and new signing Jesus Navas - who joined for an initial £14.9 million - will feature on the left and right wings respectively. 

The ex-Sevilla man will bring width, a good cross and pace to Manchester City’s attack.

Attack

Manchester City are favourites to secure the signature of Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla. The Spanish international will start alongside Sergio Aguero next season if he does sign, following City’s decision to offload Carlos Tevez to Juventus. Edin Dzeko is also likely to be moved on.

 

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