Man City Transfers: 5 Players Who Must Be Sold

For these Citizens, the time has come to make a move.

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Why would anyone want to leave Manchester City? It's a valid question, especially given the Citizens' remarkable Premier League run last year. The club broke records left and right on their way to an incredible 100-point haul in England's top division, and while they might not be able to repeat that feat again in the 2018-19 season, they'll still surely give it a good try.

With one of the best managers in the world at the helm, huge wages, and a future that seems to be getting brighter and brighter, Man City seems like the place to be right now, but for one reason or another, some players in the City squad might be thinking about making a move elsewhere before the transfer window slams shut on 9 August.

These players might be seen as surplus to requirements by City's hierarchy or may think they could get more game time and further their own development elsewhere. None of them are necessarily bad footballers, but only the very best of the best are going to be getting into the City eleven each week, so it might be time for these players to make a move.

5. Jason Denayer

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Belgian defender Jason Denayer is yet to make a single first team appearance for Manchester City, despite being at the club since 2013. Highly rated in his youth, Denayer is a full Belgium international, even making it into the squad for Euro 2016 and playing in the quarter final clash with Wales.

At club level, he's been loaned out to various clubs over the last few years, enjoying a fine spell at Celtic in the 2014-15 season, scoring five league goals and even winning the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award. It was expected that the Belgian would push on from there and perhaps make the breakthrough at City or seal a move elsewhere, but it hasn't quite worked out for him.

He won the Turkish top flight with Galatasary last season and is regarded as a dependable defender with a keen eye for a pass, but has very little hope of ever actually turning out in sky blue at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City have record-breaking signing Aymeric Laporte, as well as club legend Vincent Kompany, John Stones, and Nicolas Otamendi to fill out their central defensive spots. Denayer is surplus to requirements but could do a job at a mid-to-lower table side in the Premier League.


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