Manchester City sold like never before

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Once is not custom. This summer Manchester City shone… with its sales. Customary of very expensive purchases and even sometimes mocked for having bought more than a billion euros in players since the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the end never to win the Champions League, the English club has this time garnered 223 M€ thanks to income generated by outgoing transfers, calculates The Telegraph. It is quite simply a record in the history of the English championship.

City simply went to get the money where it is. That is to say among its Premier League competitors. Arsenal have agreed to sign checks for €52m and €36m respectively to sign Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Chelsea paid €56m for Raheem Sterling. Nathan Aké was also close to joining the Blues. For the rest, the sales of Pedro Porro (Sporting), Ko Itakura (Gladbach) and Arijanet Muric (Burnley) brought in €16.5 million.

Close to €300 million in sales in 2022

To this must be added the various paying loans and the sale of young people from the U21 team, such as those of Sam Edozie and Juan Larios in Southampton for 18.5 M€. Combined with the winter transfer window which saw the sale of Ferran Torres to FC Barcelona for €58m, Manchester City has deep pockets despite a few purchases. There have indeed been some costly arrivals with Haaland (€75m) and Philipps (€50m) but the balance is largely positive for this year 2022.

2nd biggest seller of the summer behind Ajax, the English champion even allowed himself to refuse a sale of Bernardo Silva to Barça or PSG, who nevertheless had the means to act. It now remains to be seen whether this policy will be successful on the ground since selling certain players also means strengthening competition. Arsenal is for example leader of the English championship after 5 days, in particular thanks to the former Cityzens, and Sterling has already scored 3 times with Chelsea. This is the flip side.

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