In this article I will look at who City could sell and for how much in order to raise the transfer budget for a potential spending spree.
Covid has caused many teams to lose loads of money the many crowds in the stands have been bare in the past year. This may affect many teams transfer budgets thus they may need to sell some players.
City weren't affected too much but it still resulted in us losing money, we lost £126 million in the 19-20 season as per BBC Sport article in April, but we must have lost even more than that in the 20-21 season as 20+ matches were played without a crowd. (h/t MEN)
I think the transfer budget will be something limited to £150 million, plus any sales which will add to the transfer budget. In recent times the City Football Group scouting network has resulted in us signing players who were cheaper than usual and had great potential who we then sold for a profit even though they might have not even played a game. Some recent examples include Jadon Sancho, Brahim Diaz, Jack Harrison, etc.
So far, we have sold Jack Harrison to Leeds for £11.5 million according to Transfermarkt. That is one.
Second, City will receive £11.2 million windfall as part of the deal for recent transfer of our former youth player Jadon Sancho from Dortmund to our arch rivals Man Utd. (h/t SkyNews)
Third, City will have the money from the sale of Angelino for £16 million, more recently City sold Lukas Nmecha to Wolfsburg for £7 million. (h/t TNC)
Therefore, these four sales so far have generated £45.72 million in windfall.
Manchester City still stand to sell even more players and earn more money.
In addition, City may also sell Ko Itakura, Patrick Roberts and Aro Muric for a combined £10 million in my opinion.
Other rumoured players that could be sold are Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling or Gabriel Jesus which could be £200 million in my opinion for the trio, but I wouldn't let them go as they add quality to our team.
So we could earn about £75.72 million+ before we get to regular first team players. Not bad business.
This could mean we can have a budget of around 220-250 million pounds. This would help us get quality players that would strengthen the squad, ie Jack Grealish and a striker.
What do you think? Comment below.