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Why did Manchester City sell Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Zinchenko

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Manchester City, the current defending champions of the Premier League have let go off some of their finest players this summer.

The Cityzens witnessed the exits of Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, and Oleksandr Zinchenko to rival English clubs in the window. The players that in many matches have proved to be vital to the squad during crunch moments in the matches.

So, the underlying question remains, why would Manchester City consider a sale for these players?

Manchester City made new signings to help facilitate the exit

The Pep Guardiola-managed side, made some exceptional signings in the transfer window this summer that cannot be ignored. The signings of Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, and Kalvin Phillips have all been vital as the squad required such players.

The Cityzens never had Sterling or Jesus or even Zinchenko as a regular starter in the squad last season. The lack of game time has been a big factor that has pushed the player to leave the club.

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Moreover, by signing a striker such as Haaland, the club has ensured that Jesus and Sterling would slip down the order. Also, the wages of players put Manchester in the backseat especially as they were not used regularly in all matches.

The three players wanted to cement a regular spot in the national-squad as the World Cup is around the corner. This would mean that the players needed to play regular football to maintain consistency before the World Cup kicks off.

But staying with City, would just not give them the minutes required to remain consistent and up their game. Hence an exit seemed to loom around the corner and a wise call was made by the players this summer.

Having joined their new clubs, the three would hope to attain their best form and cement their spot as regulars.

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