The 2017 summer transfer window is officially closed. Manchester City were very busy throughout the signing period, and you may have lost track of all the deals that happened over the last two months. Worry not, we have you covered!
PLAYERS IN (First Team Squad):
Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
Enes Ünal (Villarreal)
Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)
Olivier Ntcham (Celtic FC)
Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma)
Samir Nasri (Antalyaspor)
Rubén Sobrino (Alavés)
Jesús Navas (Sevilla)
Willy Caballero (Chelsea)
Gaël Clichy (Basaksehir)
Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United)
Bacary Sagna (Free Agent)
Joe Hart (West Ham United, Loan)
Jason Denayer (Galatasaray, Loan)
Patrick Roberts (Celtic FC, Loan)
Angus Gunn (Norwich, Loan)
Douglas Luiz (Girona FC, Loan)
Pablo Maffeo (Girona FC, Loan)
Marlos Moreno (Girona FC, Loan)
Aleix García (Girona FC, Loan)
Players In: £224,7 million
Players Out: £88,6 million
Net Spend: £136.1 million
Overall, this is a successful window for City. Pep Guardiola wanted to decrease the average age of his squad and address a clear flaw in the squad last season: the full-back position. City signed three very good full-backs, and while a fourth may be missed, the team will have enough potency and legs in Walker, Mendy and Danilo to have a stronger defense this season.
The disappointment of Deadline Day with the club failing to get Alexis Sánchez and Jonny Evans over the line leaves the squad a little short in terms of depth at center-back and at forward, but Guardiola is smart enough to rotate his players and have a strong team in every match going forward.
The Blues might do some business in January if there’s not enough depth, but the board definitely delivered on the promise of a squad overhaul at the start of the summer.
City should be strong enough to challenge for the Premier League and the Champions League with this squad but might sacrifice one of the two domestic cups for the current roster to not only survive, but thrive in the long season we have ahead of us.