The upcoming transfer window is set to become one of the most hotly anticipated with the arrivals of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte at Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.
Each manager will be keen to improve their squads and this is likely to mean some frantic transfer activity in the coming months.
Guardiola put pen to paper on a three year deal in February and will take over officially at Manchester City in July, replacing Manuel Pellegrini.
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There’s no doubt that he’ll want to make changes but who will he let go? We’ve highlighted four players who might be in danger of the chop.
Since arriving at the Etihad in January of 2015, the Ivorian has struggled to find the form that prompted his move from Swansea City.
Having only scored four goals in 26 appearances this season, it is a far cry from his prolific form at Swansea, where he averaged a goal every two games.
Guardiola is used to working with top class forwards and Bony might just find himself falling short of Guardiola’s high standards.
When Eliaquim Mangala joined City from Porto for £31 million, expectations were high.
Unfortunately for the French international, he has had trouble adapting to the English game, and defensive errors have been costly.
For Guardiola, who prides himself on his teams being solid and disciplined at the back, the defender might find himself plying his trade elsewhere.
Guardiola’s fellow Spaniard has flattered to deceive whilst at City.
Although blessed with blistering pace, the 30-year-old just hasn’t had the impact that many were expecting.
His lack of goals and assists mean that he might struggle for a place in a Guardiola team where no passengers are tolerated.
At 33, Yaya Toure may have played his last game at City.
His performances this season have been a far cry from his peak 2013/14 season, where he scored 20 goals in 35 games from midfield. This season he has pitched in with only six goals and he is no longer the midfield force he used to be.
With Guardiola likely to freshen up the team, he may look to cash in on the Ivorian international. Incidentally, it was also under Guardiola that Toure was sold to City which might also be a factor.
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