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Every summer transfer – Manchester City 2022/2023

Manchester City have enjoyed an incredibly busy summer transfer window with significant changes occurring within Pep Guardiola's first-team squad and a number of deals taking place at youth level, both permanent and on loan.

Here's what we managed to keep tabs on:

 

INCOMINGS


Julian Alvarez: Signed from River Plate in January for a reported £14 million, the dynamic Argentine striker linked up with his new teammates in Manchester this summer after the powers that be at the Etihad Stadium agreed to pay a further £1.3 million to curtail his loan spell in South America. The 22-year-old signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at the start of the year.


Erling Haaland: The club's marquee signing and already the signing of the season so far with his staggering goal return. The 22-year-old was signed from Borussia Dortmund after his £51 million release clause was paid, and the Norwegian has signed a five-year deal, taking him to the summer of 2027.

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Stefan Ortega: Following Zack Steffen's decision to leave in search of regular game time ahead of the Qatar World Cup, Ortega was signed on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with Arminia Bielefeld – and despite the club's relegation from the Bundesliga, the 29-year-old stopper emerged as one of the standout goalkeepers in the division. The German has signed a three-year deal with the Blues.


Kalvin Phillips: Signed from Leeds United in a deal worth a reported £42 million with a further £3 million in add-ons, the 26-year-old holding midfielder was signed to fill the void left by club legend Fernandinho. The England international signed a six-year deal taking him to the summer of 2028.


Emilio Lawrence: Joining from Everton, the 16-year-old midfielder has signed for City on a long-term deal and will feature for the academy side. Details on a potential transfer fee are currently unknown.

Sergio Gomez: A midfielder/forward turned left-back to replace a midfielder turned left-back in Oleksandr Zinchenko. Gomez was initially thought of as a high-potential development signing, with the plan of going out on loan to Girona, but following the club's reluctance to meet Brighton's valuation of Marc Cucurella, the 21-year-old emerged as the best solution for Guardiola at left fullback. The Spaniard was signed from Anderlecht, where he had worked with Vincent Kompany – who discussed the player with Guardiola – for a reported fee of £11 million plus bonuses, signing a four-year deal.


Manuel Akanji: The Swiss international central defender signed from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £15 million plus a further £1.7 million in add-ons to provide defensive cover with Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake recovering from injuries, which had left Guardiola with two fit senior centre-backs in Ruben Dias and John Stones. The 27-year-old joins on a five-year deal.

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OUTGOINGS – PERMANENT


Fernandinho: The 37-year-old club captain and legend bid his City farewell after nine immense years and joined Athletico Paranaense in Brazil – the club he began his senior career with – on a free transfer. The Brazilian won 12 major honours with the Blues, including five Premier League titles and is widely regarded as one of the league's greatest holding midfielders.


Mohammed Aminu: 22-year-old attacker Aminu was released by City. The Ghanaian spent the last two seasons on loan at City Football Group side Lommel SK in Belgium.

Thomas Agyepong: 25-year-old Ghanaian attacker Agyepong is currently listed without a club, having also spent the last two seasons on loan at Lommel.


Kwaku Oduroh: The 19-year-old right-back was released by City and has since joined Derby County.


Jayden Braaf: The highly-rated 20-year-old attacker has been snapped up by Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer after the player's time at City came to a bitter end, owing to rumoured attitude concerns.


Pedro Porro: The right-back was snapped up permanently by Sporting for €8.5 million after the Lisbon club triggered their purchase option following the player enjoying a successful two-year loan in the Portuguese first division. City are reported to have an option to buy the 22-year-old back for €20 million.


Gavin Bazunu: Following Southampton's acquisition of City's Head of Academy Recruitment, Joe Shields, to be their Head of Senior Recruitment, the Saints' raid on City youth kicked off with goalkeeper Bazunu, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Portsmouth and made a name for himself with the Irish national team. The 20-year-old left the Blues in a deal worth an initial £12 million with a further £3 million in add-ons, with City maintaining a buy-back clause and a sell-on clause valued at 20% of the profit made on a future transfer.

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CJ Egan-Riley: The 19-year-old defender joined Burnely following the expiration of his contract with City, who netted compensation of an initial £350,000 that could rise to £1 million if performance triggers are met. City have also maintained a sell-on clause valued at 30%.


Gabriel Jesus: After six years at the Etihad Stadium and with only a year left on his contract, the Brazilian forward left to join Mikel Arteta's Arsenal for £45 million with a guarantee of more regular game time as well as more prominence in general within the football club. The 25-year-old joined the Blues from Palmeiras in 2016/17 for a reported £27 million and would go on to win nine major honours with the club, including four Premier League titles.


Ko Itakura: Borussia Monchengladbach signed the central defender for a reported €5 million plus a potential €750,000 after the Japan international enjoyed a successful loan spell with Schalke in 2.Bundesliga last term. The 25-year-old was signed by City in 2019 from Kawasaki Frontale for a reported fee of close to £1 million.


Darko Gyabi: Leeds United signed the 18-year-old midfielder in a deal that ran simultaneously with the Kalvin Phillips transfer. The England youth international joined Jesse Marsch's side in a £5 million deal, with no additional clauses or bonuses.

Romeo Lavia: Highly-rated holding midfielder Lavia joined Bazunu at Southampton for a reported initial fee of £10.5 million with a further £3.5 million in bonuses, and the 18-year-old has impressed immensely for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side so far. City have inserted a number of clauses in the deal that took the Belgian youth international to St. Mary's, including a buy-back clause valued at around £40 million, a sell-on clause valued at 20% and the opportunity to match any future bids for the player.


Raheem Sterling: City's most high-profile exit involved the senior England international leaving for Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth between £47.5 million and £50 million. After seven years with the Blues and only a year remaining on his contract, the 27-year-old was left without a guarantee of regular playing time, so the Etihad was switched for Stamford Bridge. Sterling joined City from Liverpool in 2015 for a reported £49.5 million and went on to win ten major honours with the club, including four Premier League titles.


Oleksandr Zinchenko: The Ukrainian linked up with Jesus and Arteta at the Emirates after the Gunners agreed to pay £30 million plus a further £2 million in bonuses for the left-back/midfielder's services. Zinchenko was signed by City from FC Ufa in 2016 for a reported fee between £1.4 million and £1.7 million and went on to provide cover at left-back for Guardiola and won nine major honours with the club, including four Premier League titles.

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Aro Muric: Linking up with Kompany at Turf Moor, the Kosovan international joined the Clarets for a reported ~£2.5 million plus add-ons, with City maintaining a buy-back clause on the 23-year-old shot-stopper as well as a sell-on clause and the opportunity to match any future bids.


Ryotaro Meshino: Having joined City in 2019, the 24-year-old Japanese attacker returns to Gamba Osaka – the club from which he was signed – on a free transfer.


Luca Barrington: Brighton have signed the 17-year-old attacker from City on a three-year deal for their academy side. Details of the deal including a potential transfer fee are currently unknown.

Pablo Moreno: The 20-year-old striker has joined C.S. Maritimo on a permanent deal from City with details on a potential transfer fee currently unknown. The Spaniard joined the Blues in 2020 from Juventus in a deal that saw Felix Correia move in the opposite direction for a similar transfer fee of a reported €10 million.


Daniel Arzani: Macarthur FC have signed the 23-year-old Australian attacker on a permanent deal from City, with information on a potential transfer fee currently unknown.


Ante Palaversa: Croatian midfielder Palaversa has left City permanently for City Football Group side ESTAC Troyes in Ligue 1, with information on a potential transfer fee currently unknown. The 22-year-old was signed by City from Hajduk Split in 2019.


Marlos Moreno: The 25-year-old Colombian attacker joins Palaversa in leaving City permanently for Troyes after six years on the club's books following his move from Atletico Nacional in 2016. Information on a potential transfer fee is currently unknown.

Claudio Gomes: Signed in 2018 following the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the 22-year-old French holding midfielder has left City permanently for newly-acquired City Football Group side Palermo in the Italian second division. Information on a potential transfer fee is currently unknown.


Samuel Edozie: Another high-profile academy departure comes in the form of the 19-year-old attacker as he completes a permanent move to Southampton, linking up with Lavia and Bazunu at St. Mary's. The Saints have reportedly agreed on a deal worth up to £10 million for the England youth international, with the Blues maintaining a buy-back clause, sell-on clause and the opportunity to match any future bids.


Juan Larios: Joining Edozie in a Deadline Day transfer to Southampton is 18-year-old left-back Larios, with the Saints paying £6 million for the Spaniard. City have maintained a buy-back clause, a sell-on clause valued at 20%, and the option to match any future bids.


 

OUTGOINGS – LOAN


Zack Steffen: With the 27-year-old looking for regular game time ahead of the World Cup, Championship side Middlesbrough signed the American international on a season-long loan.


Taylor Harwood-Bellis: Kompany's Burnley have signed the England youth international central defender on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Stoke City.

Tommy Doyle: Sheffield United have signed the 20-year-old midfielder on a season-long loan. The England youth international enjoyed a successful loan spell with Cardiff City in the second half of last season.


James McAtee: The highly-rated England youth international has also completed a season-long loan move to Sheffield United. The 19-year-old has been earmarked at City as a bright prospect, capable of featuring for the first team in the near future.

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Liam Delap: Stoke City have completed the season-long loan signing of the 19-year-old striker, who has also been earmarked at City as an extremely promising talent. The England youth international has an outstanding goal-scoring record in academy football.


Callum Doyle: The 18-year-old central defender has joined Coventry City in the Championship on a season-long loan, with the England youth international having impressed on loan for Sunderland in League One last season.


Luke Mbete: Huddersfield Town completed a Deadline Day deal to acquire the services of the 18-year-old central defender on a season-long loan. The England youth international has featured regularly in Guardiola's matchday squads.


Lewis Fiorini: Blackpool in the Championship have signed the Scotland youth midfielder on a season-long loan after the 20-year-old impressed for Lincoln City last term.


James Trafford: Having enjoyed a successful loan with Bolton Wanderers in the second half of last season, the 19-year-old goalkeeper rejoined the club this summer on a season-long loan deal.


Cieran Slicker: The19-year-old Scotland youth goalkeeper was signed by Rochdale in League 2 on a season-long loan deal.

Slobodan Tedic: League One side Barnsley have signed the 22-year-old striker on a season-long loan. The Serbian has spent the last two seasons on loan at PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands.


Kluiverth Aguilar: The 19-year-old right-back appears to have had his season-long loan at City Football Group side Lommel extended after the Peruvian spent last season on loan at the Belgian club.


Nahuel Bustos: Sau Paulo have signed the 24-year-old forward on a season-long loan, with the possibility of extending the loan for a further year. Reports have indicated that Sau Paulo have the option to purchase the Argentine, who has spent the last two years on loan at Girona.


Nahuel Ferraresi: Sau Paulo have also completed the season-long loan signing of the Venezuelan defender, with the option to extend the loan for a further six months. Some reports have indicated that the Brazilian club have the option to purchase the 23-year-old at the end of his loan spell.


Diego Rosa: Portuguese first division FC Vizela have completed the signing of the 19-year-old midfielder on a season-long loan. The Brazilian spent 18 months on loan at Lommel after joining City from Gremio.


Kayky: The highly-rated 19-year-old Brazilian winger has joined Pacos de Ferreira in the Portuguese first division on loan for the season.


Dario Sarmiento: City Football Group side Montevideo City Torque have picked up the 19-year-old forward on loan until the end of the year after the Argentine suffered an injury-ravaged loan spell at Girona after being signed by City from Estudiantes last year.

Yan Couto: Girona have completed the season-long loan capture of the 20-year-old right-back following their promotion to La Liga. The Brazilian spent the 2020/21 season on loan at the Catalan club whilst they were in the second division and spent the last campaign on loan at S.C. Braga in Portugal.


Yangel Herrera: Girona have also signed the 24-year-old midfielder on a season-long loan following their promotion to La Liga. The Venezuela international spent last season on loan at Espanyol.


Filip Stevanovic: After having his two-year loan deal with SC Heerenveen terminated after year one, the 19-year-old Serbian forward has joined CD Santa Clara in the Portuguese first division on a season-long loan.


Issa Kabore: Marseille have signed the Burkinabe right-back on a season-long loan with an option to buy the player for €20 million, with City maintaining a buy-back clause if the purchase option is taken up by the Ligue 1 side.

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CURRENTLY UNRESOLVED FUTURES


Ben Knight – 20-year-old English forward.


Morgan Rogers – 20-year-old English forward.


Iker Pozo – 22-year-old Spanish midfielder.


Yeboah Amankwah – 21-year-old Ghanaian/English centre-back.

 

Written by: @NA1907_


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