Could Manchester City see several key players depart this summer?

Could this summer see Manchester City lose several key players? There is the potential for it to be a busy transfer window this summer for the world champions. It would appear that if Manchester City are to be busy in the transfer market, they may have to lose several key players to facilitate any summer arrivals. With that in mind, what players could possibly depart the club this summer?

A recent report from Fichajes indicates that there are three players who are in contention to depart Manchester City this summer. The Spanish publication names Bernardo Silva, Stefan Ortega, and Kyle Walker as three players who could potentially leave the club.

It would be a blow if Manchester City did lose those three key players during the summer. They have all played an integral role in City’s recent success. But this summer may see the champions look to refresh their squad. To make this possible, it would seem that there would have to be a turning over of the current squad.

Fichajes reports that Kyle Walker is contemplating a move to the Saudi Pro League. Matthew Cooper also reported the news of City’s captain contemplating a move to the Gulf State for the Mirror. The future of City’s captain has now become a story to watch for this summer. His contribution to the club has been immense, but Walker’s departure from the world champions may loom on the horizon.

In the case of Bernardo Silva Fichajes reports that Bayern Munich, PSG, and Barcelona are monitoring City’s versatile midfielder. With a £50 million release clause in Bernardo’s contract, the fee is set if he did wish to leave City this summer. It would appear that the final decision will rest with Bernardo Silva. If the midfielder wishes to stay at the club, then the champions are unlikely to sell one of their most important players. But if he decides to leave, then that changes the situation entirely. It has the potential to be City’s biggest departure if Bernardo does decide to call time on his Manchester City career.

Fichajes also reports that Stefan Ortega may seek more first team opportunities elsewhere this summer. Ortega has shown during his time at Manchester City that he is too good to be a backup keeper. With Ederson in his way, the German keeper could look for more first team opportunities this summer. It is another story to watch for when the window opens this summer.

Several key players may look to leave Manchester City this summer. It is part and parcel of the game, but with Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, and Stefan Ortega, all potentially on the move this summer, it would be an emotional time if they did depart the club. The trio has all made sizable contributions to City’s recent era of success. But to refresh their squad, the champions may have to say goodbye to the trio. Their future will be one of several stories to watch for come the end of the season.

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