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Report: How Pep's New Man City Could Line Up

Report: How Pep Guardiola' New Manchester City Could Line Up

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By David Kappel - Jun 21, 2017 08:00 PM @kappilinho

Pep Guardiola has already spent €90 million on new signings in this window, and reportedly still wants to add a few more new faces to his squad, but what could starting XI look like next season?

Click through the gallery to see City's potential 2017/18 line-up, as compiled by Sky Sports.

The Spaniard has signed goalkeeper Ederson for €40 million (R583 million) from Benfica, and spent €50 million (R730 million) to buy Bernardo Silva from Monaco in the off-season so far.

Both are expected to go straight into Guardiola's preferred line-up, with Ederson likely to be his new first choice goalkeeper after Claudio Bravo disappointed during his first season with the club.

Silva will fill one of the attacking midfield positions, with the Spanish tactician expected to play his preferred 4-1-4-1 formation, as reported by Sky Sports.

Guardiola still needs to find new fullbacks after right backs Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna and left back Gael Clichy were released by the club. The former FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss reportedly has his eyes on Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker, Southampton's Ryan Bertrand and Monaco's Benjamin Mendy as new additions for his squad.

In addition, he reportedly still wants to add Alexis Sanchez to his attacking options, but the Citizens are yet to make a formal approach to Arsenal, while they are also apparently monitoring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's situation at Borussia Dortmund.

So, how could City line up next season?

Here is what Sky Sports suggested:

Ederson seems nailed on in goal, with Walker at right back, John Stones and Vincent Kompany as the two centre backs and Mendy at left back.

The four-man defence could be shielded by Ilkay Gundogan, who is set to return from his long-term injury, with Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva playing in more advanced roles.

The wings could be covered by Leroy Sane and Sanchez, if City are able to lure him away from the Gunners, while Gabriel Jesus could lead the attack.

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Sky Sports' line-up leaves notable names such as Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi on the bench.

Which players do you think Guardiola still needs to sign? Have your say in the comments section below.


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@phiri.com Joined: 24 Jun 2017
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@phiri.com Jun 24, 2017 01:05 AM
wagoka yeerrrrrrrr you think yaya be sidelined highly Impossible.
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CHELSEACHIEF_EMBOABA Jun 23, 2017 06:25 PM
The bench is scary. dunudunu can't even afford one bench player from man.city
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big6 peter rabolele Jun 22, 2017 12:40 PM
this team don't know what is doing what about David Silva yaya toure raheem sterling Sergio agouro fernadhino nicholas otamendi Alex karolov bacary sagna Fabian Delphi Jesus nevas kelechi ihianacho can form a team that can play good football even those player they loan can be a team & perform well at epl league samir nasri Joe hart aliaquim mangala gael Clichy fernando Wilfred bony eden dzeko Pablo zabaleta maybe the sheikeh don't what they can do with money
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lopi Jun 22, 2017 12:02 PM
No aguero, no silva ?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 22, 2017 07:43 AM
Sanchez and the other one they release they need to cover them bcz once u release players without any cover u wll regret
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Tm.makame@gmail.com Jun 22, 2017 07:36 AM
Far from the actual line up. No aguero, no silva hai sky sports.dont mention players they dont have please walker,sanchez,mendy not mc players yet.
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Tm.makame@gmail.com Jun 22, 2017 07:35 AM
Far from the actual line up. No aguero, no silva hai sky sports.
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Tm.makame@gmail.com Jun 22, 2017 07:33 AM
Far from the actual line up.
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Man Theo Jun 22, 2017 06:40 AM
Mxm no David Silva n Sterling? Never, n Aguero will start ahead of Jesus
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KING JAVAMAN Jun 22, 2017 05:01 AM
dat is ur line-up not PEP'S line-up
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Zvasiya_The_King Jun 22, 2017 03:11 AM
No news here cowditor
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Gazankulu26 Jun 21, 2017 11:27 PM
Hita vona hi swona
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Gazankulu26 Jun 21, 2017 11:27 PM
Hita vona hi swona
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Lidz@kcfc.com Jun 21, 2017 11:07 PM
Gr8 line up cowdiot
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edsonmanguwo Jun 21, 2017 09:28 PM
Where's yaya& Aguero?
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Babewami Jun 21, 2017 09:13 PM
Yaya missing in ur lineup
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M2bucs Jun 21, 2017 08:43 PM
One of the best line-ups bt they still need time to gel. This team seems to be good bt inexperienced. Nevertheless, they need another central defender to pair one of the 2 coz they are not good if played together.
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MR E Jun 21, 2017 08:29 PM
Sterling has been playing well for city and now it seems like he's gonna sit on the bench.
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super_Galactico Jun 21, 2017 08:11 PM
Killer line up

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