Youngster Maximo Perrone&aposs arrival from Velez Sarsfield was the only signing made in this year&aposs winter window and though he was involved in the first team he was hardly a major signing. You have to go all the way back to Aymeric Laporte&aposs transfer in January of 2019 for the last time City made a major piece of business in the new year.
So while it&aposs unlikely City will add to their squad when the window opens again, things could always change. Injuries are already mounting up and Pep Guardiola may fancy adding some reinforcements to his squad.
If any player does arrive, here are the squad numbers that would be available to them.
1 – City are well-stocked in the goalkeeper department with Ederson, Scott Carson, Stefan Ortega and even Zack Steffen still knocking about. The Blues won&apost be signing a goalkeeper any time soon but the No.1 shirt is free for one if they ever do. Claudio Bravo was the last to wear it in 2020.
7 – Joao Cancelo is still a City player as he only joined Barcelona on loan for the season but it&aposs difficult to see him playing competitively for Guardiola again given the deterioration of their relationship. So the No.7 should be free for any winger – or full-back – who could come in.
12 – No.12 has been free at City since Angelino&aposs second spell at the club came to an end in 2020. It&aposs previously been worn by Scott Sinclair, Darius Vassell and Nicky Weaver.
14 – Laporte wore No.14 with distinction from signing with the club in January 2018 until his departure to Saudi Arabia this past summer. The less prestigious trio of Wilfried Bony, Javi Garcia and Roque Santa Cruz wore it before him.
15 – No.15 has been free for approaching five years now since Eliaquim Mangala&aposs time at the club finally came to an end in 2019. Jesus Navas, Stefan Savic, Martin Petrov and Alf-Inge Haaland are among its former occupiers.
22 – The No.22 was vacated this past summer.
26 – Another number to become available again in the past transfer window was No.26 after Riyad Mahrez also decided to leave England behind and head to the Middle East. Not many have worn the number with Martin Demichelis being the last player to take it before Mahrez.
28 – Kolo Toure and Daniel Sturridge are the most prominent former No.28s, with the number last being taken by Jason Denayer in 2016.
29 – No.29 has also been free since 2016 when back-up goalkeeper Richard Wright left the club in 2016.