Official: Manchester City release trio of first-team players

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Manchester City has released Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy and Willy Caballero, all of which are out of contract in the summer.
These are not the first to leave the North West club at the end of the season, as Pablo Zabaleta has already left the club after playing for City for nine years. The futures of both Yaya Toure and the Bacary Sagna are also uncertain, as their contracts run out this summer and haven’t as of yet signed an extension.

Navas signed for City from Sevilla in 2013 and had managed to net four goals for the club in seventy-seven appearances during his debut season. There was talk about him signing a new deal with the club, but as nothing managed to prevail, it’s most likely he’ll make a return to his hometown. Guardiola experimented playing him at right back towards the end of the season but it never really worked out for either party.

Along with Navas, Gael Clichy will also depart the club. Clichy has won two Premier League titles with the club and also won the League Cup twice since he made the move from North London.

With a mass clear-out on the cards this summer, it looks like the manager will be able to overhaul the squad altogether.

There has already been some speculation on which players are likely to come in, although nothing is set in stone.

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