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Man City transfer mastermind pays in FFP boost as true £54m Pep Guardiola impact revealed

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Man City transfer mastermind pays in FFP boost as true £54m Pep Guardiola impact revealed

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has a big summer coming up (Image: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The first group of Manchester City players to return for preseason is not too far off. The first people back will be those who are not competing in the current international events.

City will play four preseason games in America as part of their preseason schedule. The team’s journey begins on July 23 against Celtic. Other games include AC Milan on July 27, Barcelona on July 30, and Chelsea on August 3.

All of the matches will be practice runs for Sunday, August 18, 4:30 p.m. kickoff, Premier League season opener versus Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A sixth Premier League championship in a row is City’s clear goal.

As preseason training gets underway, all eyes are on the transfer market and Euro 2024, where a number of City players will be competing for their respective national teams. The Manchester Evening News has examined a few of the stories from the past 24 hours and provided our own analysis while we wait for the new season to begin.

City to receive financial boost
Because of a sell-on provision in his contract, Douglas Luiz’s impending transfer from Aston Villa to Juventus will benefit City. The midfielder, who played for Villa after leaving City in 2019, has been an important member of the midlands team.

According to reports, the Brazilian is about to finalise a transfer to Juventus, which will cost Villa €28 million (£23.7 million) in cash and result in the departure of Enzo Berrenechea and Samuel Illing Jr.

According to earlier reports, City keeps a 20 percent sell-on fee for Luiz. As a result, they stand to get approximately £4.75 million from the move, with the clause’s creator earning a tidy sum of money for City.

Doku provides Pep insight.
The winger for City, Jeremy Doku, has shared his perspective on working for “perfectionist” Pep Guardiola. During an interview, the £54 million winger—who is presently representing Belgium internationally at Euro 2024 in Germany—was questioned about the City management.

Doku said, “It’s so incredibly intense,” to Bild. Days after the game, he can tell you what you could have done differently in the final minute.

That demonstrates his ardour. Anyone who performs for him develops into a perfectionist.

“He gives you feedback on your areas of improvement even after you score two goals.”

 

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