Category: Transfer News

Houssem Aouar vs Jude Bellingham 0

City to prioritize Houssem Aouar over Bellingham?

One thing I can say with certainty is that there will be no lack of suitors for Bellingham next summer. Many City fans want us to go all out for Bellingham and look to knock all the other clubs out of the water. I personally believe that unlike Haaland, the competition might not be as tough. The reason is quite simply a case of supply and demand. Almost all of...

How do you get the best out of Jack Grealish 0

What is the future of Grealish at City?

There were reports today morning that Grealish has asked his agent to start looking for a new club(https://www.football365.com/news/grealish-asks-agent-find-him-new-club-man-city). The report further goes onto say that Grealish does not expect to stay at the club beyond 2023. I know that articles like these will keep on springing up everywhere. But, the truth is that the doubts still keep lingering in my mind about the sustainability of Jack Grealish on the left...

Man City transfer window 0

Analyzing our transfer window

Transfer windows are never really a benchmark to judge Pep Guardiola. In fact, when the window doesn’t go well, it motivates Pep to innovate and take the game to an other level. Last season we went for Harry Kane and put in bid after bid till the very end. When we didn’t get him, all our rivals went hammer and tongs stating that City without a striker would struggle. Well,...

Manuel Akanji and Pep Guardiola 0

Pep’s thinking behind Manuel Akanji signing

It’s an almost impossible task to understand Pep’s thinking. Whenever it seems that we have finally got a grip on what goes inside his mind, he continues to prove us wrong. The squad selection for the Champion’s league final was a big example of how crazy his decisions can go. May be it’s this craziness that separates Pep from all the others in the world. My intention here is not...

Manuel Akanji 0

Strengths and Weaknesses of Manuel Akanji

The adage goes that you need to have a certain profile to play as a Center Back in a Pep Guardiola team. You just need to look at the kind of Center Backs Pep has worked with over the course of his managerial career to understand the character and courage it takes to defend wide open spaces at the back. Despite having fit backup center backs on the bench, Pep...

Renan Lodi and Man City 0

Why didn’t we go for Renan Lodi?

Lodi signed for Nottingham Forest….What??…. I just could not believe the information. I had to double check it. It just didn’t make sense that a player who was playing regular Champions League football would join a team that was not even guaranteed top division survival. I know it’s just a loan deal, but again it defies logic to me. He is not even on that high of a wages for...

Cucurella-signing 0

How badly do we need the Cucurella signing?

When you look back on the last season as a whole, you might not put a left back on the absolute necessary sort of category. Cancelo has done very well there and Zinchenko has provided us with spark when we sort of struggled to break down low blocks. But, dissecting the season into high pressure moments, you notice that having a natural left back might have helped us out better...

City's great transfer plan 0

City’s net spend table portrays club’s ultimate ambition!

Even though its been more than a decade since our take over, the media, pundits and rival fans beat City with the same stick. I find it hilarious and quite boring to be fair. Money has always been the term used to criticize City. I just have a simple question to ask all our critics. If you have a very old house that needs renovation, how the hell are you...

The need to sign 2 full backs this summer 0

Should we look to sign 2 full backs this summer?

This headline might seem like a piece of nonsense at first, but when you look at that disastrous night in Madrid you will understand the importance of reinforcing one of the most pivotal positions in Pep’s footballing philosophy. I have absolutely no doubt that we would have won that Semifinal game comfortably had Walker been fit. Also, this year is going to be more hectic with the world cup and...

Bernardo replacements 0

Thoughts on plan B if Bernardo leaves?

Even a few weeks ago, if someone would have told me that Bernardo might leave, i would have laughed my head off. It was an impossible scenario. After all, why would Bernardo want to leave after a stellar season where he has established himself as the best box to box midfielder in the world. I am still hopeful that Bernardo can stay with us, but the hallmark of a great...