The Chilean manager of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini wants to avoid having a surplus of players in his squad as he wants to keep his team compact and has told some of his players that they simply do not have any future in the Premier League club.
Pellegrini desires to keep his team with around 22 players and has advised Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair, John Guidetti and Matija Nastasic on searching around for another club as neither of them are in the plans of Pellegrini anytime soon.
The Serbian defender Matija Nastasic was signed by City 2 years ago as he went on making a remarkable debut season with the Premier League club but everything started falling apart for him ever since then as he was plagued with injuries which has kept him in the sidelines of the team as well as falling behind the starting lineup of Pellegrini.
Pellegrini unveiled details concerning some of his players during a press conference as he said: “Matija needs to play. We already have four centre-backs, Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala and Boyata, as well as four full-backs. So we will see in the next few days what happens with Nastasic. He is an important player, but he has offers and I think the best thing for him is to play. We will see what happens, but we have until the end of August to see what kind of offers we get for Matija’’
“Sinclair and Guidetti are also important players, but we have three or four players extra and I don’t like to have so many in the squad. I think 22 players is enough and they are all players who have a lot of quality. It is good for them to play.” Pellegrini added on.
By cutting loose and releasing some of the players that don’t play an important role for Manuel Pellegrini in Manchester City, the wage bill of the team will be slashed down as well as keeping hold and extending the contracts of some of his key players such as: Nasri, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero and Kolarov.