Last season’s Premier League runners-up Manchester City are already taking steps to change their squad around, despite the fact that they have yet to appoint a replacement for outing boss Roberto Mancini.
Chilean boss Manuel Pellegrini is expected to be confirmed as the new City boss in the next few days. However, the City hierarchy have been busy making changes to the squad without the manager.
Manchester City has acted quickly to agree deals to strengthen their squad this summer. The Citizens have agreed a deal to bring in Spanish winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla in a deal worth £23million.
According to Sky Sports reports, yesterday City agreed a £34million deal with Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Brazilian international midfielder Fernandinho. The 28-year-old is looking to move to the Premier League to boost his chances of a call-up for next year’s World Cup.
The playmaker impressed in the Champions League last season and scored the winning goal against Chelsea in a 2-1 Shakhtar victory at the Donbass Arena. He will add even more flair to a City midfield that already contains the likes of David Silva and Samir Nasri.
It seems that the people behind the scenes at City are determined that their team will give a better account of themselves next season, both at home and abroad. Both players will join City for sizeable fees.
Manuel Pellegrini will obviously want to bring in players himself and I wonder what sort of impact these two big summer signings will have on his plans. Pellegrini is likely to want to put his own stamp on the team, so that will no doubt mean that players will be leaving Eastlands this summer.
This summer and next season could be very interesting at Manchester City to say the least. Who knows the power may even shift back to the blue side of Manchester.
Will Manuel Pellegrini have a major overhaul of the Manchester City squad this summer?
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