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Manchester City can make profit even if they seal three mega deals

Manchester City, Ake, Koulibaly, Torres
Manchester City, Ake, Koulibaly, Torres

Manchester City could end up making a profit even if they shell out £127million on the likes of Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake, and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Manchester City are on the brink of signing Ferran Torres from Valencia for a reported fee of £21million after striking an agreement with the Spanish side earlier this week.

Also, the Sky Blues are closing in on the deal with relegated Bournemouth that will see Nathan Ake join the Etihad outfit for approximately £41million.

The Cherries had long been adamant they want to keep Ake at the Vitality Stadium, but the climate has changed in light of relegation to the Championship.

The final piece of the market jigsaw could be Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Also followed by the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, Koulibaly has a substantial £90million price tag slapped on his head, but reports say he could be available for around £65million.

Pep Guardiola has marked his backline as the weakest link of an otherwise well-stacked squad and will be keen to strengthen his defense ahead of the new season.

The Senegal international reportedly tops Guardiola’s shopping list, and Manchester City remain one of very few teams to be able to afford his whopping price tag.

If the ‘Citizens’ do manage to see all of those deals through, it will cost them £127million, against the backdrop of financial collapse and pay cuts necessary to survive the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

But, the Premier League heavyweights can still finish the summer transfer window making some profit, report Daily Star.

Leroy Sane’s £44million departure for Bayern Munich earlier this month practically covers City’s acquisition of Ake.

They also expect to obtain between £10million and £15million on the back of Jadon Sancho’s sell-on clause should the youngster end up swapping Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United.

Additionally, Jack Harrison, who will spend another season on loan at Leeds United, will bring £10million to Manchester City’s pockets next summer due to an obligation-to-buy clause.

The same goes for Yangel Herrera, who is close to joining Valencia on a season-long loan. The English side will look to force the Spanish club to accept an obligation to buy set at £8million.

Last but not least, Angelino, who enjoyed a stellar loan spell at RB Leipzig. The left-back’s permanent stay in the Bundesliga could inject the additional £20million into the City budget.

If Ake and Koulibaly were to arrive at the Etihad, Manchester City may have to clear the decks to accommodate the new signings.

Such a scenario would likely see John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi head towards the exit door.

Since there’s no shortage of suitors for the defensive duo, City can hope to conclude the upcoming transfer window in a profitable fashion.