Since the January transfer window has closed, Manchester City will be dropping two players from their Premier League roster this month.
In terms of new players, January has been quite quiet, as we have come to anticipate under Pep Guardiola. Claudio Echeverri was brought in by City from River Plate, but he will be on loan at the Argentine team for the rest of 2024.
This winter, departures were always going to be more likely, and two major ones were confirmed. After a difficult stint with the Blues, reserve goalie Zack Steffen finalised a permanent transfer to the MLS team Colorado Rapids.
After not making an impression the year before and Ederson wasn’t in the team, Steffen was sent on loan to Middlesbrough for the previous campaign. Near the end of the window, Kalvin Phillips left City on loan, marking the second exit.
The former Leeds United player was unable to make an impact in the first team frequently enough, as Rodri was unquestionably Guardiola’s favourite starting point in defensive midfield. Although a contract to make the England international’s loan to West Ham permanent could not be negotiated, the Blues have agreed to loan the player to the team.
Due to these two choices, City’s team for the Premier League this month will be two players fewer than it was last year. 18 players—seven fewer than the allowed 25-man cap—will now be registered for the second half of the season, according to MEN Sport’s calculations.
Josko Gvardiol, Oscar Bobb, Rico Lewis, and other players that are eligible to play for the U21 team are not listed. In light of this, this is how we anticipate the City team to appear following the submission of