City have endured a poor Premier League campaign this season as the occupy fourth position in the table and sit some 15 points adrift of league leaders Leicester City with only a handful of games remaining.
Thus far a League Cup final victory and a run to the Champions League quarter-finals has masked over a disappointing period at the Etihad, and changes must be made this summer.
Indeed, amid Pep Guardiola’s arrival, former defender Mark Lawrenson feels a number of City players must improve while singling out Navas and Nasri as two players who simply don’t cut it.
"We haven’t seen Manchester City's quality this season. Their away from in the league is abysmal. David Silva has had a quiet season, Yaya Toure looks like his legs might have gone. Raheem Sterling hasn’t really cut it yet. Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas – they’re not good enough,” he explained to the BBC.
Attacking wide players Nasri and Navas have both featured for City this season but to very little effect.
Former Sevilla star Navas in particular has an abundance of pace and his energy down the flank is always well-appreciated, yet his final ball and end product is far too often disappointing.
Assuming City have plans on being Europe’s best club under Guardiola, then the former Barcelona boss will need a squad overhaul and there aren’t too many you would deem to be safe from a clear-out.
Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are undoubtedly top players, yet there aren’t too many more who would fit in to that top-level bracket.