After retaining the Premier League title by the skin of our teeth last season in a tense and fierce battle that went right to the wire, no one would have expected the club to sit on their laurels and be happy with what they had, did they?
Pep Guardiola’s side will be a popular option once again for those who will be looking to bet online not on gamstop sites for the upcoming season, especially with the recent transfer dealings that the Citizens has been involved in recently.
Additionally, it does not appear as though the squad is quite completed just yet if the continued rumours around the transfer market are anything to go by. Let’s take a look at where we currently stand and what changes we could still expect to see this summer ahead of a new season.
Confirmed and potential arrivals
Of course, one of the biggest stories of the summer was the arrival of Erling Haaland, with the club bolstering their attacking options with arguably the best player in the world at the moment.
The Norwegian - who will follow in the footsteps of his father in playing for the Citizens - will be one player with a lot of expectations on his shoulders given his ability to find the net on an incredibly frequent basis and many of us will be hoping he can help the team to another Premier League title, as well as that elusive UEFA Champions League crown.
Additionally, it seems he could be joined at the club by Julian Alvarez after the youngster - who is actually a year older than Haaland at 22 - will arrive after a successful loan spell with River Plate in Argentina where he was also very prolific in front of goal.
Joining them is perhaps Fernandinho’s replacement and a player who will provide Rodri some defensive help in the middle of the park, as Kalvin Phillips is expected to complete a summer switch from Leeds United imminently.
The England international will be a welcome addition and one that could prove dividends for the club moving forward. Moreover, Stefan Ortega will also arrive at the Etihad Stadium to provide Ederson competition for the No. 1 spot.
Brighton and Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella appears to be on Pep’s wishlist this summer as he - like many of us - has been impressed by the Spanish left-back’s ability in the Premier League and feels he could add something to his defence.
Who looks likely to leave?
Of course, there are a number of players that appear to be on their way out of the club, with Manchester City set to say goodbye to Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian appears to be on the verge of joining Arsenal in a switch that will perhaps benefit him more as he would likely get the minutes he would want on a regular basis.
Additionally, Raheem Sterling appears to be on the move with a switch to Chelsea looking likely. All we can hope is that it will not directly impact the Citizens in the race for silverware; especially if they add Leeds’ Raphinha, as well.
Zack Steffan looks set to be going out on loan to Middlesbrough, while Nathan Ake, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and others are rumored to be potentially leaving.