Premier League champions Manchester City have had a bustling summer in the transfer market, with a focus on both player sales and acquisitions.
We take a closer look at the notable sales the club has made and the impressive earnings they’ve generated.
Man City summer sales
Cole Palmer to Chelsea – £40 million
One of the standout sales for Man City this summer was the departure of the promising youngster Cole Palmer.
Chelsea secured the starlet’s signature for a reported fee of approximately £40m. Additionally, City will receive an extra £5m in add-ons.
Riyad Mahrez to Al Ahl – £30 million
Another significant transfer saw the departure of Riyad Mahrez, a key contributor to Man City’s recent successes.
Mahrez moved to Saudi Pro League club AlAhli for £30m, marking the end of his five-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.
James Trafford to Burnley – £15 million
Man City also parted ways with young goalkeeper James Trafford, who moved to Burnley for £15m.
Trafford’s move highlights the value of City’s youth development system in nurturing talent for the future.
Carlos Borges to Ajax – £12 million
Carlos Borges departed Man City for Ajax and fetched a fee of £12m. The speedy attacker has already started showing his prowess for the Eredivisie giants.
Shea Charles to Southampton – £10m
Southampton secured the services of Shea Charles from Man City for a reported fee of £10 million.
Charles’ move was another example of Man City optimising their youth academy for financial gain.
Man City summer signings
They have earned approximately £110m from player sales during the summer transfer window.
However, the club hasn’t just pocketed these funds. They have wisely reinvested them to strengthen the squad.
Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig – £82 million
The Croatian centre-back joins City’s ranks as a significant defensive reinforcement following the departure of Aymeric Laporte.
Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea – £25 million
The acquisition of the former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder adds depth and quality to City’s midfield.
Jeremy Doku from Rennes – £52 million
The young Belgian winger brings exciting attacking prowess. He offers a fresh dimension to City’s already formidable offensive lineup.
Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers – £58 million
Nunes’ arrival this morning enhances City’s midfield options, providing versatility and creativity in the middle of the park.
Man City have continued their approach of selling their academy graduates to fund their high-profile signings.
Although this tactic has faced much criticism, it demonstrates the club’s commitment to nurturing young talent and ensuring sustained competitiveness.
Man City’s summer transfer dealings have been a testament to their financial acumen and long-term planning.
With a blend of experienced signings and young academy talents, including Phil Foden and Rico Lewis, the club looks set to continue its domestic and international success in the coming seasons.
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