It’s the time of year when every player worth mentioning and many that aren’t, get linked with a move to City. Edin Dzenko, Angel Di Maria and Ivica Olic are the latest names thrown into the fray with the usual suspects of Franck Ribery and David Silva to be mentioned in due course.
But who will be pushed out of the Eastlands exit door should any of those names arrive? Here are some of the players whose City career could be in jeopardy.
The Bulgarian winger fell out of favour with former boss Mark Hughes and injury has not helped his cause with Roberto Mancini but if he regain some of his form back once fit, Petrov may still have a future at Eastlands.
Possible destination: Spurs, Aston Villa or Europe
Has recently been swapping places with Adam Johnson and all the talk regarding a new contract must have been viewed dimly by the City hierarchy.
Possible destinations: Aston Villa, Everton, Fulham
Injury has again blighted Johnson’s season, limiting his appearances to just two, both as a substitute. Johnson has seen a wealth of talent come through the doors in his absence and it will be a long way back for the man once hailed as the new Colin bell.
Possible destinations: Everton, Birmingham, Blackburn
Signed by Sven in 2007, the Spaniard has made just nine starts this season and is currently behind Wayne Bridge and veteran Sylvinho in the left back pecking order. This season may well be Garrido’s last.
Possible destination: Probably back to Italy or his native Spain
Probably an unpopular choice with the supporters, but Bellamy has had his run-ins with Mancini and the Italian may decide Bellamy is more trouble than he is worth. But the Welshman has proven his worth time and again to the side and if Mancini is serious about building a team based on commitment, it would be a wrong move to send Bellamy packing.
Possible destinations: Nowhere, he should stay put
Agree or disagree? Who would you like to see leave Eastlands in the summer?
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