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Why did Manchester City decide to sell Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko?

Manchester City, Six Sports

Manchester City are currently having a very busy transfer window. They are having a window of many incomings as well as many outgoings.

The club also sold three first-team players. They were important in helping the club retain its Premier League title. However, they are doing it with a plan.

THE MANCHESTER CITY MASTER PLAN TO REPLACE THE PLAYERS THAT WERE SOLD

Pep Guardiola allowed three important outfield players before the start of the new season. The club allowed Raheem Sterling, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Gabriel Jesus. They made a combined £122m from the sales of these players. For any other side, it would be very difficult to replace them. But City replaced them quickly and efficiently.

Gabriel Jesus was replaced by Erling Haaland. Raheem Sterling was replaced by Julian Alvarez. Oleksandr Zinchenko might be replaced by Marc Cucurella. Manchester City have been very efficient with their summer transfer business. They also replaced club legend Fernandinho with Kalvin Philips. However, the most impressive part is they have done it by not overpaying and not panicking.

PEP GUARDIOLA GIVES THE REASON FOR MANY OUTGOINGS THIS SUMMER

Pep Guardiola says he is happy so far with the transfer window. Guardiola also said he would have been happy if Jesus, Zinchenko, and Raheem Sterling would have stayed. However, he said he would like the unhappy players to leave. He said,” No [the outgoings weren’t guaranteed] because I was incredibly happy with Gabriel, Oleks, and Raheem,” Guardiola said.

He also said, “The most important thing is they leave happy with the club and what they have done. “Chelsea and Arsenal have paid the money that is fair. And the discussions were perfect, Txiki [Begiristain] told me. Good for both sides and really friendly.” He also said the players were very professional during transfer negotiations.

Pep Guardiola says this summer Manchester City have brought in some exceptional players. He hopes the new players can settle very fast with the club. The manager also gave good wishes to the players that have been loaned out to other sides.

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