Beauty and brains! That’s the perfect definition of Manchester City. Having taken good advantage of the transfer window to build a squad capable of emerging head and shoulders amongst all oppositions in the coming season, Man City still found a way to pay themselves for a job well done. The Mancunian giants are indeed eating their cake and having it. Manchester City could end their summer transfer window spending just £10m for what looks to be an extremely successful squad revamp.
The Sky Blues had a very brilliant start to the 2022 summer transfer window by landing superstar Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for £54m as against his £150m value in the transfer market. City also went on to sign Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips for £44m as a replacement for club legend, Fernandinho, who left the club after his contract expired.
Man City didn’t leave the goal out of the equation as they also signed goalkeeping wonder, Stefan Ortega, from Arminia Bielefeld on a free transfer. Reports have suggested that Marc Cucurella is a priority for the English champions with an expected fee of about £45m from Brighton and Hove Albion. If all goes according to plan (in terms of players brought in), the Cityzens would have spent £143m on the transfer market by the end of the summer window.
However, the club have also seen a handful of players leave the club, either on loan or permanent transfer. Gabriel Jesus leads the pack so far with a £47m transfer to Premier League rivals, Arsenal on a five year deal. Sterling’s transfer to Chelsea seems imminent now and is expected to be finalised in the next few hours for £45m with a potential £10m add-ons which may rise to a total of £55m. Other transfers out of the club this summer include:
Pedro Porro – £7.6m to Sporting
Ko Takura – £4.5m to Borussia Monchengladbach
Gavin Bazunu – £12.6m to Southampton
Romeo Lavia – £11m to Southampton
Darko Gyabi – £5.2m to Leeds United
Harvey Griffiths – £0.4m to Wolverhampton Wanderers
The total amount of transfers out of the club has so far generated an income of £133.3m.Nathan Ake has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, but the deal is far from finished, with the Cityzens wanting to find a replacement for him before letting him leave the club
Manchester City are spending a really minimal amount in what seems to be an extremely productive transfer window for the club. They may be the best on the pitch, but they are also proving to attain same dominance in the transfer market.