You can split the Manchester City squad in to four parts. New signings, last seasons first teamers, deluded individuals that think they should be getting a game, and those that have accepted their fate but can't find a club willing to match their astronomical wage demands.
Here Is The City looks at the players from City who are looking for a way out of the club to get regular first team football.
Part-time footballer, part-time hanger on to The Saturdays, it is time for the former England squad regular to move on from City's reserves.
The former youth teamer played well on loan at Sunderland last season scoring a sensational goal away at Stamford Bridge. He is too good to sit in the reserves and would do well at a mid-table club.
The little man played well in pre-season for City, but that is likely to be as good as it gets. He would be a quality cheap addition for most mid-table Premiership sides but wages will be a major stumbling block.
Yes Tevez has said he is staying, but if a blockbuster bid comes in on transfer deadline day as if often does, City may choose not to stand in his way. The question is does anyone have enough cash to meet City's valuation?
City are desperate to get shot of him, and Adebayor is so desperate to leave he is willing to enrage Arsenal supporters further by signing for hated-rivals Tottenham. Wages are again the only stumbling block but a solution will likely be found.
The Welshman is too good to let his career fizzle out in the reserves, and even though last season's loan move to hometown club Cardiff didn't work out, there should be no shortage of takers. Former club Liverpool are even rumoured to be tentatively interested.
Roque Santa Cruz:
City's ultimate forgotten man, and another Mark Hughes buy. Sadly for him he performed so badly at Blackburn on loan last season they are no longer interested. The club would probably let him go on a free if a financial agreement could be reached but Roque seems to be in the position of willing see out his bumper contract.
We must have missed out, City fans what dead wood would you trim, or do you just not care about the wage bill anymore?
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