- Yaya Toure:
The Ivorian has been a key member for City, especially in the revolution brought around after the takeover by the Abu Dhabi group. But it doesn’t look as if things between him and Pep Guardiola have been well ever since the Spanish manager became City’s manager. Toure has struggled with game time ever since then and it looks like the former Barcelona midfielder’s time at City is coming to an end as he looks to get more game time.
- Claudio Bravo:
The Chilean goalkeeper’s decision to join Manchester City hasn’t gone down well as Bravo has struggled to adapt to the Premier League. Bravo has been involved in a series of crucial mistakes for which City had to pay heavily last season. With the entry of Ederson into City’s squad this season, it has been almost impossible for Bravo to get some time on the pitch and it is about time he moves away to play regular football.
- Eliaquim Mangala:
The French center back was expected to do wonders when he came to the Premier League but it is safe to say that Mangala has been very disappointing. His decision making and reading of the game has been poor and there hasn’t been much progress to support his cause. Currently on loan at Everton, this is probably his last chance to impress Pep Guardiola. Even at Everton, he has been struggling and with the season near to its end, it is unlikely that City would want the services of Mangala anymore.
- Vincent Kompany:
Kompany has been leading City for a long time but has been struggling with injuries for a very long time. He has given his all for the club and continues to do so but the question arises as to how long does Pep Guardiola wait and stop giving Kompany a chance. With youngsters like John Stones and AymericLaporte already demanding more game time and with Otamendi being the best of the lot, it seems difficult that Kompany will find regular game time at City and with the ageing factor already a concern, it is likely that he might be sold sooner or later.
- Sergio Aguero:
In the absence of Gabriel Jesus, Aguero has done a great job for City and Pep Guardiola but we cannot write off how the Argentine and Spaniard don’t get along in multiple ways. Also, Pep has shown more belief in Jesus than in Aguero when the former Atletico Madrid striker has been more experienced and successful in the Premier League. If the indifference in opinion between Pep and Aguero continue on a larger scale, we may not see Aguero in City colors next season.