Why are Josko Gvardiol, Jeremy Doku, and Rico Lewis not included in Man City’s 20-man Premier League squad?
Manchester City’s 20-man team for the 2023/24 Premier League season has been announced.
After the summer transfer window closed, clubs in the top division were forced to certify their full squad lists until the market reopened in January. The majority of the time, there are no surprises.
Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, and Julian Alvarez are among the Premier League players that will be available. However, there are some significant absences.
New signees Josko Gvardiol and Jeremy Doku are both missing, as is last season’s breakout sensation Rico Lewis. However, there is no need to be concerned.
In addition to having a limited squad size of 25, the Premier League permits clubs to select players under the age of 21 without having to register them in their squad list. This implies that despite being left off the list, the City trio will be allowed to play in the Premier League this season.
Zack Steffen is one of the players who makes the cut. Despite being unlikely to start ahead of Ederson or Stefan Ortega, the out-of-favor shot-stopper makes the list.
City will continue their Premier League campaign on Saturday when they travel to West Ham United. The return of manager Pep Guardiola to the bench will boost the Blues’ spirits after he missed some games prior to the international break due to a back injury.
In his absence, City have been in superb form, keeping their unblemished start to the season with victories against Sheffield United and Fulham.
Carson*, Ortega*, Ederson*, Steffen*, Ake, Akanji, Dias, Gomez, Stones*, Walker*, De Bruyne, Foden*, Rodri, Kovacic, Silva, Nunes, Phillips*, Alvarez*, Grealish*, Haaland.
* Indicates a homegrown player.
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