Man City May Release the Defensive duo this Summer

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Man City once again has conquered the Premier League. With their fourth title in five seasons, they established their dominance. Man City is not stopping there and has already started reinforcing for the next season.

Officials from Etihad have secured the double signing of Julian Alvarez from River Plate and Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. These striker signings seem to fill the void left by Sergio Aguero. 

With just nine days to go until the opening of the summer transfer window, Cityzens definitely would be looking to further bolster their squad. In this process, they may offload some players to avoid a stacked-up squad like PSG. 

Man City and the possible departures

A report has emerged concerning man city’s stance on two of their first-team defensive options. These two players have played a pivotal role in different competitions for the team. LB Oleksandr Zinchenko and Nathan Ake may have been released by the club for an away move. The move can only take place if the city receives a reasonable transfer option.

With Zinchenko, the scene is quite clear with interest linking him with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. Arteta has worked with him during his time at Man City and holds some level of interest in the Ukraine international. Arteta admires the player’s ability to operate as an LB and also as a midfielder.

Scenes with holland international Nathan Ake are quite mixed. On one side he’s a popular first-team player for Man City but on the other hand, he doesn’t play frequently. The former Bournemouth CB may leave the club in search of game time especially when the world cup is just a few months away.

Zinchenko should leave Man City even though he’s trusted by Pep Guardiola. At this stage, he should look for regular game time, especially in a team that needs him. Another reason why he should leave the city is that in recent weeks, the club has developed its interest in Brighton’s LB, Marc Cucurella. His transfer may cost the citizen £35 million and increase competition for first-team game time.

Nathan Ake’s replacement may not be introduced immediately in the city. Although Pep has his confidential list of players who can fit well into the positions he wants. This move will also make space for academy graduates who’ll learn to adapt to the fast pace of the league. 

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