We're just three months into the first season of the Pep Guardiola Era at Manchester City, but people are already planning the second year for him. Silly Season never stops, but actually this time it's not so silly.
According to latest reports in England, Guardiola will let as much as six first team players leave the club over the course of the next two transfer windows, most likely next summer. All six players are on the final year of their contracts and will not get an extension from the new manager.
Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta, Yaya Toure and Willy Caballero form the list, and they've done very little or nothing to impress the boss enough to earn new contracts. All six are 30 years old or more, and with an increased focus on signing young players and promoting Academy stars by the City board, it makes sense that the six players above wouldn't be part of the long-term plans.
Out of all the players above 30 on the last year of their contracts, only midfielder Fernandinho will get an extension. Thanks to his spectacular start to the season, the Brazilian has become Guardiola's favorite player and will sign a contract renewal that will keep him at the club until 2019.