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5 players Manchester City should have signed this summer

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Pep Guardiola could regret missing out on these players

Regardless of the players that they could have, or should have signed, Manchester City still had a very successful window.

City signed Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Danilo, Kyle Walker and Ederson. With their ageing full backs - Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Aleksandr Kolarov all having left this summer, they bought young talents to perfectly fill the void at both right and left slots in defence.

Additionally, with City having had lots of problems in the goalkeeper position last season, Ederson, who already seems to have the number one position held down, was bought early in the summer.

Bernardo Silva was also purchased for some extra creativity, and he will certainly be a fantastic signing for the future.

However, City did miss out on the opportunity to sign some players. Here are five players they should have signed:

Also read: Grading the summer transfer window: Manchester City

#5 Jadon Sancho

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Sancho is one of England's brightest prospects

Admittedly, Jadon Sancho would not have been an actual signing, but him signing a new contract at City would have still been extremely important to the club - a signature they never got.

Sancho was one of City’s brightest prospects and is being hailed as part of England’s future, having been named player of the tournament for the U-17s this summer at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship.


However, if he is to get into England’s first team, it will now be due to playing time at Borussia Dortmund, who he signed for, after departing Manchester.

The 17-year-old decided on a move to Dortmund after being left out of City’s tour of the US, whilst fellow youngsters Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz were picked to go on the trip.

Sancho will have huge boots to fill after the departure of Ousmane Dembele, as well as the fact that he has now occupied the Frenchman's number seven shirt. However, the 17-year-old has a big future ahead of him, that’s for sure.

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will be very disappointed to have seen such a good young player slip from their grasp.

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