Reports: Manchester City looking to raise £100m from player sales this summer
According to the latest reports, Manchester City are looking to raise £100m from player sales this summer. Sales including those of Jack Harrison and Angelino have already gone through, with further sales still to come.
James Ducker of The Telegraph has today come out with some news that says City are looking to raise £100m in player sales this summer, with Angelino and Jack Harrison having each been sold for £13m and £16m, respectively. The winger had an outstanding season with Leeds and the club were expected to buy him last summer but only took him on another loan at the time. Angelino also went on loan to RB Leipzig for the end of 2019/20 before playing the entirety of the 2020/21 season on loan before a sale this summer.
City have also received £11.2m in sell-on-fees and solidarity payments from Manchester United after they confirmed the £72.9m signing of Jadon Sancho in the week. With Lukas Nmecha reportedly out the door in an £11.2m deal to Wolfsburg, City's summer sales are about to reach the £50m mark. Nmecha enjoyed a prolific season playing for Vincent Kompany's Anderlecht, scoring 14 goals and providing three assists.
According to this report, City could double that £50m figure before the end of the season through more player sales. Yangel Herrera, Ivan Ilic, Morgan Rodgers, and defender Pedro Porro could all depart to raise those funds, whilst Patrick Roberts could also depart after a series of loans. Yangel Herrera was signed in the summer of 2017 but has since never been able to break through here, despite a couple of successful loan spells at Granada. According to these reports, the midfielder has been attracting interest from Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace, whilst Spanish clubs are also interested in a player who has had a successful time in that region. 23 years old, the midfielder is said to be valued at up to £20m.
Pedro Porro has already been capped by the Spanish national team and the right-back was held in very high regard when he first signed for City in 2019 after a productive season in La Liga. Girona's relegation in 18/19 meant that he spent time at Real Valladolid in 19/20 before going on loan to Portuguese giants Sporting, who won the league without a single loss in 20/21. The right-back could move there permanently this summer. Porro is said to be valued at £15m.
Ilic has been making noise in Italy after a successful season on loan at Hellas Verona last season. The midfielder is also said to be valued at £15m after 29 appearances last term. He primarily played centre-midfield but has also played defensive midfield for a long stretch and has made sporadic appearances at centre-forward and right-wing.
City signed Morgan Rogers from West Bromwich Albion in 2019 and there was excitement around his involvement with the EDS, as he scored six and assisted four in his 29 appearances before going on loan to Lincoln. His time there last season was a roaring success, scoring six and assisting four more in 28 appearances. He is said to be valued at £10m.
According to the reports, City will also have to offload a senior player this summer if they have realistic expectations of signing both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, who would cost an excess of £200m. City would also have to find room on the wage bill that inflated by 11% with signings in 2019/20. Ducker mentions that Raheem Sterling is due to be offered a new deal and that Riyad Mahrez wants to stay.
Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte, and Benjamin Mendy have been high-profile names that have been touted around as potential departures but clubs who could afford the hefty fees and wages are likely to be slim pickings this summer.
Written by: @j2mcfc
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