Will Manchester City’s treble success last season lead to a squad refresh this summer?
With Ilkay Gundogan already departing the club, and Kyle Walker as reported by Nathan Gissing of Dimarzio agreeing personal terms with Bayern Munich, last season may have been the final time we see this collection of players on the pitch for City.
There are also doubts about the futures of Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo at the Etihad.
Each player has been an integral part of Manchester City’s unprecedented success during the Pep Guardiola era. 5 Premier League titles in six years, including three in a row, four Carabao Cups, two FA Cups and a maiden UEFA Champions League crown a fitting legacy for the players and their time at the club.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 17, 2023
If it is to be the end of an era with this group of players, the treble-winning campaign is a fitting legacy for them all to leave.
A refreshing of the squad appears on the cards for Manchester City. With Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Rodri and others in the squad, City have key pieces already in place.
Youngsters like James McAtee and Rico Lewis have come through the academy and are ready to contend for first-team football. The academy lads have the talent to succeed at the highest level, they just need an opportunity.
The champions are reported by Paul Joyce of the Times to be close to completing a move for Josko Gvardiol. The Croatian is one of the premier young talents in world football. His addition would a major coup for the champions. With Mateo Kovacic already signed, City are already making moves to refresh the squad.
Under Pep Guardiola, the champions have the world’s best manager in charge of the club. Guardiola will not stand still and admire past success. City’s manager knows those who stand still and admire their success, will be overtaken by hungry challengers. City’s rivals are strengthening this window, rest assured Guardiola will have plans in place to prepare for next season’s challenges.
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— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 3, 2023
Last season’s treble will forever have a place in history. If the heroes of the recent era do leave, Manchester City will have plans in place to maintain their status.