Manchester City’s transfer window boils down to one thing – whether or not they can land Harry Kane.
And if they can pull off the biggest transfer deal in English football history in the next few days, the impact could be transformative.
But with him, they rose to the next level, and with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United everyone look stronger Due to transfer additions or players returning from injury, leveling up could be key in terms of defending their title and going into an extra yard in Champions League.
City’s strongest squad without her ken Very strong, and the quality of the team means that choosing the best XI is simply a difficult task – with players like Ilkay GundoganAnd Aymeric Laporte and emission Gabriel Jesus It would be right for all of them to feel aggrieved by their omission.
But Jack Grealish, the only player City have actually brought in, has to play – you don’t pay £100m for a player sitting on the bench.
But what is the 11 strongest player in City? We had a pop in to pick it up.
A goal keeper – Perhaps the only undisputed position, with Ederson the obvious first choice, and Zach Stephen at the moment happy to live off the scraps of domestic cup competitions. Ederson
right back Joao Cancelo made a strong case, but Kyle Walker’s form in the past nine months has been sensational, and he has carved out his place with City and England, where the competition is more intense. Walker.
center back – That was undoubtedly last season, with Robin Dias being England’s best player and John Stones’ renewed lead. But Stones’ belated return to training, the strong Euro Laporte had with Spain and his impressive display against Norwich put the troubled defender back into the net. He needs to continue to perform against a stronger opposition, and at the moment is not replacing the first options. stones and diamonds
left back An area many City fans wanted to address this summer, and Ben Mendy showed no signs of improvement. But Cancelo’s ability to adapt and Alex Zinchenko’s continued development is enough to make City’s focus on other areas a priority. Zinchenko
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defensive midfield Fernandinho remains a direct option but his participation has been reduced. This is Rodri’s season – he’s done really well in both seasons and keeps getting better, but he needs to make the role his own. Rodri
middle middle Kevin De Bruyne is a no-brainer, and Gundogan would also have been fantastic if City hadn’t spent £100m on Grealish. He can play a variety of roles but rotating Gundogan seems to be one of the most important, and at this price he’s center stage. De Bruyne and Grealish
right wing – Jesus’ decisive hat-trick against Norwich adds another strong option in an area where Riyad Mahrez excelled last season. With Bernardo Silva and Ferran Torres offering completely different alternatives, the choice in this position will come on the form, strengths and weaknesses of the opponent, but Mahrez is the man with possession. Mahrez.
left wing – With Phil Foden back from injury, Raheem Sterling enjoying his Euro 2020 renaissance, as well as Grealish’s arrival, City have a rich attacking option in this position. But, like Mahrez on the other side, it’s up to others to unseat the man with the ball – and last season that was Foden
striker With Jesus now considered a winger first and foremost, Torres is the only real option if Guardiola wants a traditional striker rather than the nine false variances that served them so well last season. This is why the pursuit of Kane is so fundamental – if he comes, City will be the favorites again. ken