There is no drastic need for Manchester City to make alterations to the team given that they lifted the Premier League title just two months ago.
Manager Pep Guardiola is likely to bring in some new faces, but when there is such high competition for places, it is inevitable that some fringe stars are going to be heading out of the exit gates.
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One man who has now moved on to pastures new is goalkeeper Angus Gunn.
The 22-year-old is currently third choice behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo, which means that the likelihood of him being an integral part of Guardiola’s team is close to zero.
According to BBC Sport, Gunn, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City, cost Southampton £10m up front, with a further £3.5m potentially due in add-ons.
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In most cases, supporters would not bat an eyelid if their third-choice keeper moved on, especially in City’s case as they already have a world-class stopper in between the sticks.
However, on this occasion, some supporters have been left disappointed with the news, while others are keeping fingers crossed for a buyout clause.
Am I the only one that think this is a mistake? Few years to go, we will see him to be City’s rival and wearing Liverpool shirt.
— Flo (@_florentinus) July 9, 2018
Why do we sell the players we should loan out but loan the players we should be selling ??
— PepsBlues (@_TheSheikh) July 9, 2018
Buy back ohh Pep ???
— Qadaafi10 (@qadaafi10) July 9, 2018
Buy back clause exist ??!
— sherif khairy (@Khairy94Khairy) July 9, 2018
Remind me when #mcfc signed up to be Southamptons nominated charity.
— Kevin Mulvaney (@Mulvaney1Kevin) July 9, 2018
Bargain for Southampton that.
— Sam (@Samkostfeit) July 9, 2018
Another very good peice of Business as long as there is a buy back. Ederson is undisputed number one for years to come he deserves a chance elsewhere
— DaveSkimmin (@DaveSkimmin) July 9, 2018