Manchester City Summer Preview: Goalkeeper Exits

Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (L) and Manchester City's Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero (R) attend a team training session at the City Academy in Manchester, north west England, on May 3, 2016. Manchester City will play against Real Madrid CF in a UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match in Madrid on May 4. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Manchester City Summer Preview: Goalkeeper Exits

Starting off a series of posts focused around the busy summer that Manchester City may indeed end up having is the potential outgoing players who play in between the sticks. City have an established No.1 keeper in England’s Joe Hart. I think that he will be safe (unless you believe the Everton rumors) and will be the first choice keeper when next season roles around. However, completely different men may fill the two positions behind him within the coming weeks.

* Remember that these are just my ideal outgoings, not all of these players will be sold. These are the players I believe City should look to send off whether it is one of them or all of them this summer. *


Willy Caballero – 34 years old



The Capitol One Cup hero may indeed be leaving the Etihad this summer. Caballero became a cult hero after he saved the day in penalties against Liverpool with some outstanding saves. The Argentine was brought in during Manuel Pellegrini’s watch to give Joe Hart a challenge at the #1 spot. Willy never quite challenged Joe even on his best days and stuck to the Cup matches mainly. At 34 years old, he is still an impressive keeper and will find a new club with ease. Personally, I think he will follow Pellegrini wherever he ends up next season.

Richard Wright – 38 years old



Richard Wright never had a real chance to start at City and he knew that. He trained hard for the club and was mainly used in preseason matches. He joined the club as a third choice keeper for insurance purposes in case the first two keepers went down injured. This one is not so much an outgoing as a position change of sorts as he looks set to be a youth academy Goalkeeper coach at the City academy. If he is ready to hang up his boots, he would be a great addition to the City coaching staff.

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I am the English Premier League Staff Writer for TST. Manchester City supporter, USMNT critic, and all round footy lover.

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