Whilst the Summer 2019 Transfer Window has ended in England, many European leagues are looking to complete a series of deals before the window closes. Popular rumours emerged such as Neymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid, and Philip Coutinho leaving Barcelona.
How will the current window affect Manchester City, however? Will Manchester City lose any of their current players?
First, Leroy Sané. For the majority of the summer, many pundits predicted Sané would join German outfit Bayern München. By early August, it was reported Sané would leave for nearly €120m, but an unfortunate injury in the FA Community Shield Final saw Sané tear his ACL. It is projected the German will bow be out until February 2020, and as a result, Bayern have turned elsewhere. München will reportedly sign Ivan Perišić from Italian club Inter Milan this week, thus ending the speculation that Sané will depart Manchester. Overall, this is an unfortunate outcome for all parties involved: the Sky Blues lost their winger to injury, Bayern lost their target and Sané will be unable to play football for at least six months.
Second, Eliaquim Mangala. Having joined Manchester City in 2014, the Frenchman failed to establish himself as a regular in Manchester. Mangala was sent on loan to Valencia during the 2016/17 season and then was sent to Everton on loan. During his time in Liverpool, however, the centreback earned a knee injury that saw him out for the rest of the season. Despite City signing him for an additional season, Mangala was unable to establish himself in the senior team. Recent reports now claim the Frenchman will return to Spain where he has signed a two-year deal with Valencia.
Finally, despite claims that Nicolás Otamendi was unhappy with his playing time last season, it appears the Argentine will remain in Manchester. Otamendi played an instrumental part in City’s Centurion and Fourmidable seasons, and it is likely he will continue this trend this season.
Will City lose anyone else to the Summer 2019 Transfer Window?