According to the Telegraph, Manchester City are set to carry out a summer overhaul of their squad as they pave the way for Pep Guardiola’s potential arrival at the club.
When a new manager arrives at a club, it is a common change in a team that the style of play is altered to suit the new boss’ needs; a change that is looking increasingly likely to be needed at City.
Guardiola’s free-flowing attacking play with quick passing and good technical players has all the makings to be a success at City, but first it is looking likely that players have to be offloaded and inevitably replaced.
Sadly, for some players in the squad, this style of play simply cannot be matched on their current abilities, such as Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala.
It is said that Bony and Mangala, both not blessed with great versatility nor technical ability, could be on their way out of the Etihad as more suitable replacements are set to be pursued.
Two players that City have been widely linked with for a long period of time have come in the form of Leicester forward and Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy, as well as highly rated Everton centre-back John Stones.
If City are to sign both of these players, however, it will take an astronomical amount of money to dissuade them from their current clubs, but one that will be worth it to fit Guardiola’s ethos.
Would you like to see Bony and Mangala be replaced with Vardy and Stones?