Could Manchester City hit the market to replace a departing left-back?

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported earlier this week that Real Sociedad had agreed a deal to sign Sergio Gomez. While the Spanish youth international was more of a bit player for Manchester City he was still a member of City’s first-team squad. With that in mind will the champions look at replacing the soon-to-be departing Sergio Gomez?

As it stands currently Josko Gvardiol and Nathan Ake are typically preferred at left-back by Pep Guardiola. In the case of Gvardiol, he developed into one of the finest left-backs in the Premier League during his first season at the club. With Gvardiol and Ake preferred at left-back to Sergio Gomez it meant that Gomez spent the majority of last season on the periphery of City’s first-team. But he was still a member of the Manchester City first-team. With Gomez appearing set to depart the champions will they look to replace him?

Manchester City will need a strong squad for next season.

It remains to be seen if Manchester City will sign another left-back. As previously mentioned Josko Gvardiol and Nathan Ake share the left-back duties for the champions. But they could need another left-back for next season. This summer has seen the Copa America and Euro 24 take centre stage. The champions have had a host of players involved at both tournaments. This coupled with a bigger fixture list for City next season means they should replace Gomez this summer.

Who that could be remains to be seen. With Josko Gvardiol having established himself at left-back the champions may bring a player who can for develop at left-back while giving rest to Gvardiol and Ake when required. A report from SempreMilan suggests that City were set to battle Real Madrid to sign AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez. But that move appears unlikely. A young player who will settle for a squad role for City seems a far more likely move.

With Sergio Gomez set to depart Manchester City for Real Sociedad as per Fabrizio Romano’s report what City do next is now a story to watch for. It is unlikely that they won’t replace Gomez in their squad. It just remains to be seen who that player could potentially be going forward.

Tags Fabrizio Romano Josko Gvardiol Manchester City Nathan Ake Real Sociedad Sergio Gomez Theo Hernandez