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Manchester City: The ban lift makes the club a force to be reckoned in the next transfer window

July 14, 2020

Written By,

Rui Sousa

After CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) decision to overturn UEFA’s decision to ban Manchester City which would prevent the club of playing in UEFA competitions for 2 years, the panorama at the Etihad took a big change. Many questioned whether the club was able to hold its biggest stars. But after yesterday’s decision, the Cityzens are once again a force to be reckoned in the next transfer window.

Five names to make Pep Guardiola dream

Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian star will be one of the main players of the next transfer market. With their loan at Bayern Munich coming to an end, the player is also out of Barcelona’s future plans.

Bringing Coutinho from Catalunya to Manchester will not be an easy move, as Barcelona wants to recover part of the €145 million invested 2 seasons ago. Manchester City are in hope of signing the playmaker for less than half.

Nelson Semedo and Ben Chilwell

Both sides of the defense have been one of the most difficult problems for Guardiola since his arrival. After paying 40 million to Monaco for Mendy, the Spanish coach thought he solved the issue on the left, but the French star has been affected by successive injuries that decreased his regularity. Ben Chilwell may be the next left-back.

As for the right-wing, Kyle Walker remains the main bet. The switch from Danilo to Cancelo did not benefit the team, as the Portuguese failed to adapt. For Cancelo’s vacancy, Manchester City thinks about another Portuguese: Nelson Semedo, from FC Barcelona. They have in common Jorge Mendes.

Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the most desired centre-backs in the world. He is 29 and one of the biggest Napoli stars. The sign of the powerful defender could be a big asset for the Citizens. Together with Aymeric Laporte, Manchester City would build a very talented and experience double.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane will turn 27 this summer. He is one of the best players in the Premier League, but with Tottenham, he is far from winning major trophies. With the Spurs, he was close to winning the Champions League, but the title ended up in Liverpool’s hands. The lack of titles could force the English striker to make decisions and that could mean a club change. In Manchester, City is patiently waiting for the right moment to attack…

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Written By,

Rui Sousa