Manchester City Summer Transfer 2021

Mon 30 August 2021 | 19:29

The Premier League Champions have recruited veteran Scott Carson on a permanent move as they started the incoming transfer activity with their first signing of this summer. Read on to find out more about the Man City transfer targets 2021.

Manchester City

was crowned 2020/21 Premier League champions, and achieved the English League Cup. However, the Citizens lost the chance of winning the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history by losing the final match to Chelsea.

The loss had Pep Guardiola, the club’s manager, think about their squad. Although in many football fans opinions Manchester City currently has one of the most complete and perfect squads among the European clubs – alongside PSG, OF COURSE – the affluent ambitious Arab owners of Manchester City do not spare any effort to spent more and more every transfer season in order to get the club to the pinnacle of European football.

Manchester City manager

Pep Guardiola

said that any deal to take Harry Kane to the Etihad Stadium relies on Tottenham entering negotiations.

Later, as announced by the player himself,

Harry Kane

will be a Tottenham Hotspur man when the summer window slams shut and now it's time for Manchester City to consider their options.

Man City have been offered the chance to sign Ronaldo while Juventus were willing to sell him to save on the £500,000 a week wages they pay him plus tax. City were interested in signing the 36-year-old on a free transfer and were willing to offer him a two-year contract with a salary of £12.8m per season according to reports.

Man City reportedly turned their attention to Ronaldo after Harry Kane confirmed he was staying at


. However, Guardiola didn’t want his club to move for Ronaldo. Guardiola is determined to keep

Gabriel Jesus

at the club.

Juventus want to sell Ronaldo but they’d do that on their own terms. They won’t allow the player to leave on a free transfer and Man City were not meeting their asking price.

Manchester City Summer Transfer 2021:

In this article, we are going to discuss

Manchester City 2021 summer transfer

, the players who joined in, who left permanently, and the ones left the club on loan. Moreover, we are going to take a look at their performances during the last season as well as the probable reasons behind them being transferred.

Players In:

Manchester City transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about Manchester City transfer news and all players bought.

Jack Grealish: from Aston Villa to Manchester City

  • Full name: Jack Peter Grealish

  • Date of birth: 10 September 1995 (age 25)

  • Place of birth: Birmingham, England

  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

  • Position(s): Winger, attacking midfielder

One of the biggest transfers of the season:

Jack Grealish

– who was one of many clubs’ and Man City transfer targets – came to Etihad from Aston Villa for €117.50m, which was the highest number the club has ever paid for a player.

The 25 – year – old left winger was scouted by a number of prominent clubs, and the Citizens eventually won the race to sign the popular player. Grealish captained

Aston Villa

last season. He played in 26 Premier League games, scored 6 goals and provided 12 assists.

Beyond these stats, lies his stunning performances on the pitch and the huge impact he had on Aston Villa’s form of play. He was a great contribution to the club, and by comparing how the team performed in the 12 matches he was out due to injure to the 26 games Grealish took part in, the effects of him being in or out on the results of the games becomes even more clear. Here, we’ve compared Villa’s record in all competitions from the 2020-21 season with and without Jack Grealish starting:

With Jack Grealish being in the line-up:

Games: 25, Wins: 14, Draws: 3, Defeats: 8, Points per game: 1.8, Win rate: 56%, Goals: 43, Goals per game: 1.72, Goals against: 27, Goals against per game: 1.08

Without Jack Grealish being in the line-up:

Games: 17, Wins: 4, Draws: 4, Defeats: 9, Points per game: 0.94, Win rate: 23.5%, Goals: 18, Goals per game: 1.06 Goals, Against: 26, Goals against per game: 1.53

Kayky: from Fluminense to Manchester City

  • Full name: Kayky da Silva Chagas

  • Date of birth: 11 June 2003 (age 18)

  • Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Position(s): Forward


is an 18 – year – old Brazilian player who agreed to join Manchester City for €10.00m from


. He will stay at his club until January 2022 and will come to Manchester then. Being a left-footed right-sided forward, Kayky is often compared to Neymar due to his dribbling ability. He is nicknamed ‘young Neymar’.

Within 32 appearances for his club last season, Kayky scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists. It seems like the club’s owners have set long – term goals as well as short – term ones, and signing an 18 – year – old is a firm prove for this claim. He is a player for the future of the club.

Kayky had not yet made an appearances for the senior side, but that has not stopped him from attracting attention from a host of top European clubs, including Shakhtar Donetsk and Liverpool as well as City.

"We are delighted to confirm we have reached an agreement with Fluminense regarding the future transfer of Kayky. The teenage forward will remain with Fluminense until the end of the Brazilian season," Man City announced.

Scott Carson: from Derby County to Manchester City

  • Full name: Scott Paul Carson

  • Date of birth: 3 September 1985 (age 35)

  • Place of birth: Whitehaven, England

  • Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)

  • Position(s): Goalkeeper

One strange item in Manchester City transfer news was signing the 35-year-old

Scott Carson

from Derby County. He is kind of a journey man who has played for 11 different clubs within England. Carson had joined the Citizens on loan from Derby County in the august of 2019, and they made the deal permanent for free this summer. He will be a substitute for Ederson Moraes who is the first goal keeper.

 “The lads made me feel at home straight away and I have loved every second of my two years here. To commit for another year was such an easy decision. I want to continue pushing the other goalkeepers we have here and I want to make sure my experience rubs off on them,” Carson said.

Carson was released by his parent club Derby County following the expiry of his contract at the end of last season after a six-year stint at the Pride Park Stadium.

Players back from loan:

Manchester City transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about Manchester City transfer news and all players who are back from loan!

Continuing with the list of

Manchester City 2021 summer transfers

, the following player has returned to the club as his loan contract has ended and has not been transferred to this day:

Yangel Herrera: back from loan from Granada

  • Full name: Yangel Clemente Herrera Ravelo

  • Date of birth: 7 January 1998 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: La Guaira, Venezuela

  • Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Position(s): Defensive midfielder

The Venezuelan player joined Man City in 2017, and has been loaned out to different clubs ever since, with the last one of them being Granada since 2019.


played in 48 games for the Spanish club last season, scored 8 goals and provided 2 assists. His loan contract ended this summer, and his future at the club is still undecided.

Players out on loan:

Manchester City transfers list 2021. Keep reading to find out about

Manchester City transfer news

and all players who are out on loan!

The following players’ transfer news may be concealed as more important transfers happen, but in this article, we are going to cover Manchester City transfers 21/22 comprehensively.

Issa Kabore: loaned out to Troyes

  • Full name: Issa Kaboré

  • Date of birth: 12 May 2001 (age 20)

  • Place of birth: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Position(s): Right-back

The 20-year-old right back signed with Manchester City in the July of 2020 from KV Mechelen, but had been loaned out to his former club for 2020/21 season. With his contract having ended this summer,


was loaned out again for the 2021/22 season, this time to the French club Troyes.

Kabore featured in a total of 29 official games last season with KV Mechelen shirt, and managed to give out 6 assists. He seems to be a promising right back for the future of the club, provided he keeps progressing at his current rate. Read on to find out more about Manchester City 2021 summer transfer.

Kabore is a great young fullback and is on track to join City next summer after much needed playing time this upcoming season in Ligue 1.

Kabore is one of several promising stars City want to develop before bringing him over. The post-Brexit rules have really tightened up and this is one way to maneuver around them as these players get playing time in “Top 5’ leagues gives them an excellent chance to being given a work permit in England.

Marlos Moreno: loaned out to KV Kortrijk

  • Full name: Marlos Moreno Durán

  • Date of birth: 20 September 1996 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Medellín, Colombia

  • Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Position(s): Forward

Marlos Moreno is a Colombian right winger who joined Manchester City in the summer of 2016, and has been loaned out to different clubs from different countries from all around the world: from Spain and Brazil, to Mexico, Portugal, and Belgium. In 2020/21 season, he played for Lommel SL in Proximus League (Belgian second tier).

Moreno featured in 25 games, scored 6 goals, and provided 4 assists. His performance persuaded KV Kortrijk – the team which is present in Belgian Jupiler League (first tier)- to sign him with a 1 – year contract for 2021/22 season.

Moreno’s new club, which is in fact his seventh club abroad, quoted the words of Rik Foulon, sports director, who spared no praise, “Marlos he is very fast and technically skilled. Without a doubt it is an added value for our group.”

Filip Stevanovic: loaned out to Heerenveen

  • Full name: Filip Stevanović

  • Date of birth: 25 September 2002 (age 18)

  • Place of birth: Arilje, FR Yugoslavia

  • Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Position(s): Left winger

Another young player who is loaned out – again – by the Blues of Manchester in the list of Manchester City 2021 summer transfer is the Serbian Stevanovic. The 18-year-old winger signed with The Citizens in the January of 2021 from his home country club Partizan, and then was loaned back to Partizan until the end of 20/21 season.

With his contract being ended this summer, he has agreed to join Heerenveen on a 2 – year loan move. Within 33 appearances for Partizan, Stevanovic scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists, which seems to be a satisfying record for an 18-year-old. We will hear more about him in the future indeed.

Ryotaro Meshino: loaned out to Estoril Praia

  • Full name: Ryotaro Meshino

  • Date of birth: 18 June 1998 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: Osaka, Japan

  • Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Position(s): Forward

The Japanese left winger,

Ryotaro Meshino

, is another player who been being loaned out by Manchester City after they signed him in a very young age.

Hardly being mentioned among Manchester City transfer news, he played for Rio Ave FC in Liga Bwin (the Portuguese League), and for 21/22 season, he has agreed to play for another team in the Liga Bwin which is

Estroil Praia

. Moreover, the 23-year-old player featured in a total of 24 games last season within which he scored 4 goals.

Arijanet Muric: loaned out to Adana Demirspor

  • Full name: Arijanet Anan Muric

  • Date of birth: 7 November 1998 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Schlieren, Switzerland

  • Height: 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)

  • Position(s): Goalkeeper

Continuing with

Manchester City 2021 summer transfer

news, we have the loan transfer of Arijanet Muric, a 22- year- old goalkeeper. He was born in Switzerland, but played for Kosovo national team. Muric joined U18 Man City team in 2015 at the age of 16, and proceeded to the senior team.

He was a part of Man City squad in 2018/29 and won the Premier League, English League Cup, and English FA Cup. He was loaned out to Girona,

Nottingham Forest

, and in 20/21, he played for Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie. Muric is now loaned out to Adana Demirspir, a Turkish team, for 1 year.

In the season 20/21, Muric featured in a total of 20 games for Girona and Willem II, conceded 31 goals and kept 5 clean sheets.

Daniel Arzani: loaned out to Lommel SK

  • Full name: Daniel Arzani

  • Date of birth: 4 January 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Khorramabad, Lorestan, Iran

  • Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Position(s): Attacking midfielder, winger

The Iranian – Australian winger joined Manchester City from Melbourne City in 2018, and at that time, he was regarded as one of the Manchester City’s triumphs in that transfer season.

However, things have not worked out for him until now:


has been loaned out to Celtic, FC Utrecht, and Aurhus GF (in the Danish League). To continue to trend, Man City and Lommel SK agreed for a 1 – year loan transfer for the 22-year old winger.

In 20/21 season, Arzani played in a total of 16 games for FC Utrecht and Aarhus GF, scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist. We will probably hear more about him in the upcoming seasons and MAINLY in Manchester City transfer news.

Ko Itakura: loaned out to Schalke 04

  • Full name: Ko Itakura

  • Date of birth: 27 January 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Yokohama, Japan

  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back, defensive midfielder

Manchester City 2021 summer transfer list: the last loaned-out player is the Japanese

Ko Itakura

. He has been playing for FC Groningen in Netherland’s Eredivisie since he signed with the Citizens in the January of 2019.

Itakura has now agreed to join Schalke 04 in Bundesliga.2 on a 1-year loan transfer. He played in a total of 36 games last season, and seems to be a regular starter in his new team as well.

Players out:

Manchester City Transfers 20/21

. Keep reading to find out about Manchester City transfer news and all players sold!

Manchester City 2021 summer transfer is going to remain in the club’s history book, as their highest-top scorer of all time left the club after 10 years. Sergio Aguero joined Barcelona after 10 wonderful seasons at Etihad Stadium. Let’s have a look at the list of Man City’s departures:

Sergio Aguero: transferred to FC Barcelona

  • Full name: Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo

  • Date of birth: 2 June 1988 (age 33)

  • Place of birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

  • Position(s): Striker

The Argentinean striker joined Manchester City in 2011, and within 10 years, he became the top scorer in the club’s history (260), and the 4th-highest top scorer in the history of the Premier League (184).


made 390 appearances for the Citizens throughout these 10 years, and helped them have the most glorious decade in the club’s history. Within that 390 matches, he scored 260 goals and provided 73 assists.

Furthermore, he won 5 Premier League titles, 1 English FA Cup, 6 English League Cups, and 3 English Super Cups with Manchester City. Now he has joined Barcelona with a 2 – year contract and on a free transfer, to have a new challenge in his life.

City fans will forever revere him for what he has done in the club, and he is indubitably one of the most remarkable idols in the history of both the club’s and the Premier League.

Eric Garcia: transferred to FC Barcelona

  • Full name: Eric García Martret

  • Date of birth: 9 January 2001 (age 20)

  • Place of birth: Martorell, Spain

  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back

The transfer of Eric Garcia to FC Barcelona was one of the most predictable items in Manchester City transfer news for 21/22 season. The 20-year-old was a product of Barcelona youth academy, and joined Manchester City youth levels in the Summer of 2017.

He was promoted to the senior team in 2019, and played in a total of 35 games for them within 2 seasons. He was determined to return to his hometown club, the club in which he was grown- and he did so after his contract expired with Manchester City this summer. Garcia joined Barca on a 5-year contract. Moreover, he is also a Spain national team member and is said to have a bright future ahead of him.

Pep Guardiola believes that

Eric Garcia

will become 'one of the captains of the next decade' following his move to FC Barcelona.

Jack Harrison: transferred to Leeds United

  • Full name: Jack David Harrison

  • Date of birth: 20 November 1996 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)

  • Position(s): Winger, attacking midfielder

Jack Harrison

has been playing for Leeds United on loan from 2018, and they finally made the deal permanent by paying Manchester City €12.80m. The left-footed winger played in 36 PL games for Leeds United last season, scored 8 goals and also provided 8 assists.

Harrison spent the last three seasons on loan with Leeds and signed a three-year contract at Elland Road that will run until the summer of 2024.

His performance was luminous enough to convince Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, to sign him permanently. Harrison left the Citizens without making one single appearance for them. We will probably hear more about the 24-year-old player.

Angeliño: transferred to RB Leipzig

  • Full name: José Ángel Esmorís Tasende

  • Date of birth: 4 January 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Coristanco, Spain

  • Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Position(s): Left back / Left midfielder

The Spanish left-back played for

RB Leipzig

on loan last season, and the German club signed him permanently this summer for €18.00m. He joined Man City youth levels in 2013 at the age of 16.

After a number of loan moves, he eventually joined PSV Eindhoven in 2018 from Man City U18 team, but only 1 year later the Citizens paid €12.00m to sign him back. Angelino then stayed at Etihad stadium for 1 and a half season until the January of 2020, then made a loan move to RB Leipzig until the end of 20/21 season.

Finally, RB Leipzig signed him this summer for €18.00m. Having been one of the best left-backs in the Bundesliga, Angelino played in a total of 37 games for RB Leipzig last season, scored a total of 8 goals and provided 11 assists.

His stats and performances has left no objections to the money he for paid for. This transfer might well be one thing to regret for City managers among all Manchester City 2021 summer transfers.

The 24-year-old left back had been on loan at the Red Bull Arena since January 2020, but he signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Leipzig.

Lukas Nmecha: transferred to VfL Wolfsburg

  • Full name: Lukas Nmecha

  • Date of birth: 14 December 1998 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Hamburg, Germany

  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Position(s): Forward/winger

A product of Man City youth academy:

Lukas Nmecha

is a right-footed striker who played for RSC Anderlecht in 20/21 season, and was sold to VfL Wolfsburg – the club he had also played for from the summer of 2019 to the January of 2020 - for €12.00m this summer.

During the last season, Nmecha scored 21 goals and provided 3 assists within 41 goals for Anderlecht in all competitions, and showed stunning performances.

The German- English player has shown great potential to become a player to watch. He is only 22 years old, and might make City managers regret letting him go this easily into the list of Manchester City transfers 20/21.

Lukas Nmecha says Manchester City's transfer plans to sign a top striker influenced his decision to leave the club permanently. Nmecha, 22, left City to join


in a deal worth £11m.




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