Pep Guardiola should axe Manchester City trio this summer

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It's safe to say it's been a rather disappointing 2015/16 season for everyone involved at Manchester City.

The club scraped through to fourth place on the final day of the season, and failed to capitalise on the fact rivals like Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all suffered from poor campaigns.

The season promised so much, as City were in the hunt for four trophies until mid-February, but in the end, they only came away with one, and that was the Capital One Cup.


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Many fans accused the players of lacking motivation in the final weeks of the campaign ultimately resulting in their downfall.

Of course, the announcement of Pep Guardiola midway through the season couldn't have helped matters at the Etihad Stadium, but now it's time to look forward to the Spaniard's tenure at City, and what he could do over the summer.

Here we take a look at three players that should be let go by Manchester City this summer.

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure has enjoyed some great success in the sky blue of Manchester City, but his recent performances suggest that the former Barcelona midfielder is past his best.

With just six goals in 32 league appearances, Toure failed to justify his place in the side towards the end of the season and was even dropped for some matches.

The Ivorian's languid style of play doesn't go down well with the fans, who demand passion and work ethic from their players.

Toure's agent has stated on multiple occasions that Toure is all but set to leave with the impending arrival of Pep Guardiola.

He said: "He’ll definitely leave Manchester City, I can calmly confirm that.

"Various offers have arrived for Yaya and we’re evaluating them, but no decision has been taken yet for next season."

At 33, there have been doubts over Toure's fitness to play at the top level, and perhaps City would be best to let him leave this transfer window.

Aleksandar Kolarov

Aleksandar Kolarov has never really established himself as a regular starter during his time in Manchester.

After starting the season in brilliant fashion, Kolarov's performances dipped, much like Manchester City's as a whole. French left-back Gael Clichy was preferred over the Serbian towards the end of the season, suggesting that Kolarov's time at the Etihad could be up.

Incoming manager Pep Guardiola is expected to make wholesale changes at the club, and Kolarov would most probably be one who is shown the exit door.

Wilfried Bony

A £28 million signing from Swansea City, Wilfried Bony has failed to ever really justify the enormous price tag.

With just four goals in 26 league appearances, Bony has been a shadow of the prolific striker he was at Swansea City, with many fans questioning his ability to play at a top club.  

Much like Christian Benteke at Liverpool, Bony seems a fish out of water at Manchester City, failing to adapt to the team's style of play.

Guardiola is known to field dynamic forwards in his sides, and based on his recent performances, Bony certainly doesn't make the cut.

Who else should Pep Guardiola sell from Manchester City? Let us know YOUR suggestions in the comment section below!

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