Manchester City fans pray that Maffeo is not sold to Stuttgart

Manchester City have plenty of talented players within their squad, and given the fact that they recently lifted the Premier League trophy, it is unlikely that many members will want to leave.

If anything, manager Pep Guardiola is expected to strengthen his squad in an attempt to challenge on all fronts next season.

A story has emerged, though, claiming that the newly-crowned England champions could potentially lose talented youngster Pablo Maffeo.

The 20-year-old, who moved to the Cityzens’ youth academy from Espanyol in 2013, is currently on loan at La Liga side Girona.

The full-back has impressed against frequent Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Maffeo is yet to get his big break at City, which has prompted other clubs to come sniffing around.

According to Eurosport, Stuttgart have made a record £7.9m bid for the right-back, and City are yet to decide whether or not to accept the deal.

Judging by the reaction on social media, the fans are keen for Maffeo, who is contracted until 2019, to remain at the club.