Man City to pay the price unless they can offload unwanted trio

Joe Williams

Manchester City will have to pay a combined sum of £500,000-a-week in wages unless they can sell the unwanted trio of Joe Hart, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri.

The Daily Mail claims that City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain is coming under increasing pressure to cut costs with 60 professionals on their books.

Hart, who was City’s number one until Pep Guardiola took charge last summer, has spent the season on loan at Torino and his £130,000-a-week wages are putting clubs off.

Not only are Hart’s wages high, City are also reportedly demanding £20million for his services which is likely to put off suitors even more.

Nasri earns the most out of the trio with wages of £160,000-a-week and he will report back to training at City for the beginning of pre-season unless someone makes an offer.

Bony, who commands a wage of £127,000-a-week, has been pushed further down the pecking order since his first season at the club after only managing 10 goals in his 46 appearances for the club.

Alexis Sanchez, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy are all thought to be on Guardiola’s hitlist but it remains to be seen as to whether the Spaniard could be forced to sell players before bringing more through the door.

Despite the reported concerns it hasn’t stopped the club splashing out on Bernardo Silva from Monaco and Ederson from Benfica.