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Man City Announce 5 Players Are Being Released

Man City announce 5 players are being released 

Manchester City’s official 2022 released and retained list confirms the departure of five players.

The annual released and retained list contains no surprises, especially given City’s track record of making choices on players’ futures months before their contracts are slated to expire.

However, despite signing a one-year deal last summer, captain Fernandinho has decided to abandon his nine-year City tenure and return to his birthplace. He and four other young players will depart the club at the end of the month.

This year, the biggest name on the list is Fernandinho, who has left the club, while Scott Carson is also out of contract and not on the retained list.

Carson was hired as a third-choice goalkeeper after a successful loan spell from Derby, and he plays an important position in the Premier League squad as a homegrown player.

The 36-year-old made one appearance this season, coming in as a substitute in the Champions League tie against Sporting, with City already qualified.

Carson might still be retained by the city for another year, therefore his absence from the retained list could be for administrative reasons.

Jayden Braaf has already departed City for Borussia Dortmund after the Blues decided not to give him a new contract.

The other notable name released is right-back Kwaku Oduroh, who captained Manchester City U18s to the league title last season and has played 15 times for the under-23s this season.

Rowan McDonald, a defender, and Mohammed Aminu, a forward who has spent time on loan at Lommel and NAC Breda in recent years, are also out of contract.

Man City released list:


Mohammed Aminu

Jayden Braaf

Rowan McDonald

Kwaku Oduroh

Man City confirmed retained list (first team and selected academy players):

Nathan Ake

Joao Cancelo

Kevin De Bruyne

Ruben Dias

Phil Foden

Gabriel Jesus

Jack Grealish

Ilkay Gundogan


Aymeric Laporte

Riyad Mahrez

Benjamin Mendy

Bernardo Silva


Zack Steffen

Raheem Sterling

John Stones

Kyle Walker

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Julian Alvarez

Gavin Bazunu


Liam Delap

Tommy Doyle

Callum Doyle

Sam Edozie

Taylor Harwood-Bellis

Issa Kabore

Romeo Lavia

Luke Mbete

James McAtee

Cole Palmer

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