Its very strange: City for the first time under Pep sell more than buy

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Manchester City is very active in the market this summer as well, and surprisingly for the first time they sell more than they buy. The English champions seem to have learned their lesson that they can’t just spend money like crazy without recouping their investment by selling their surplus players.

After selling Raheem Sterling to Chelsea for €56 million and Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal for €52 million, the reigning Premier League champions have agreed to sell another player, again to Arsenal. Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko leaves for 35 million euros, which will bring the club’s earnings from the Etihad to a brilliant 150 million euros, when we add two smaller transfers to the total, Pedro Poro to Sporting (8.5 million) and Ko Itakura to Borussia Mönchengladbach (5 million).

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Three players arrived at the Ittihad: one for free (Stefan Ortega), while Erling Haaland cost 60 million euros, and Calvin Phillips 48.75 million.

On the other hand, apart from Jesus and now Zinchenko, Arsenal previously paid 35 million euros for Fabio Vieira (Porto), and Marquinhos and Matt Turner arrived for smaller amounts.

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