Manchester City were adventurous in the 2023 summer transfer window, as they made needed signings, putting round pegs in round holes.
Despite winning the treble – Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League, in the 2022/23 season, the Citizens have shown no sign of relenting in their pursuit of success.
Over the years, what many teams have used to prolong their stay at the top is transitioning well, and Manchester City have shown that in recent times.
The departure of IIkay Gundogan resulted in the arrival of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea, and in defense and attack, they have also fortified impressively.
Losing your captain in many times doesn’t come easy, however, with Pep Guardiola’s side they have managed to transition without losing a sweat.
The 2023 summer transfer window has been eventful for Manchester City as they have also made good earnings from players’ sales.
However, it is clear to note that based on data provided by Transfermarkt, the Citizens had a deficit of €126.6 million.
Riyad Mahrez, Cole Palmer, and Aymeric Laporte all left the club this summer for remarkable sums.
Some other notable departures also include; Benjamin Mendy and Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo.
Cancelo left Manchester City this summer on loan to join FC Barcelona, and he will be representing the Blaugrana for the 2023/24 season.
The Citizens would hope that the additions made this summer can help them in continuing their domineering run in Europe and on the home front.
Manchester City 2023 Summer Transfer Signings
Josko Gvardiol – RB Leipzig, €90.00m
Matheus Nunes – Wolverhampton Wanderers, €62.00m
Jérémy Doku – Stade Rennais, €60.00m
Mateo Kovacic – Chelsea, €29.10m
Manchester City 2023 Summer Departures
Cole Palmer – Chelsea, €47.00m
Riyad Mahrez – Al-Ahli, €35.00m
Aymeric Laporte – Al-Nassr, €27.50m
Yangel Herrera – Girona, €5.00m
Ilkay Gündogan – Barcelona, free transfer
Nahuel Bustos – CA Talleres, free transfer
Benjamin Mendy – FC Lorient, free transfer
João Cancelo – Barcelona, loan transfer
Taylor Harwood-Bellis – Southampton, loan transfer
James McAtee – Sheffield United, loan transfer
Máximo Perrone – UD Las Palmas, loan transfer
Issa Kaboré – Luton Town, loan transfer
Tommy Doyle – Wolverhampton Wanderers, loan transfer
Josh Wilson-Esbrand – Stade Reims, loan transfer
Slobodan Tedic – Charlton, loan transfer
Manchester City have also started the 2023/24 season brightly, with three wins out of three matches.
They began the campaign defeating Burnley comprehensively by 3-0, before beating Newcastle United by 1-0.
On Matchday 3, Manchester City also ground out a 2-1 win over Sheffield United, courtesy of goals from Erling Haaland and Rodri.
The Etihad club already have an abundance of quality, and despite that fact, they are still busy in the 2023 summer transfer window.
Only time will tell if the signings made by Manchester City this summer will deliver optimally and effectively.