Manchester City confirm the release of Demichelis and Wright

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Manchester City have released two players in a move that could signal a summer clear-out at the Etihad.

 

Manchester City's Martin Demichelis in action with Everton's Romelu Lukaku Martin Demichelis has been released after his contract expired

Manchester City have confirmed via their official club website that Martin Demichelis and Richard Wright have both left the club.

It was revealed on mancity.com that former Arsenal goalkeeper Wright has retired after spending four years at the club without making a single appearance, whilst Demichelis' contract has expired with City refusing to offer him a new deal.

Manchester City's Richard Wright Richard Wright failed to make an appearance for City's first team in a four-year spell with the club

The Argentine spent three years at the club, making 106 appearances, but his poor performances towards the end of last season have ensured that he will not add to that tally.

Pep Guardiola's arrival in Manchester is imminent, and with so many high profile transfer targets being reported in the media, there will be many City players who are fearful for their future.

In what is expected to be a busy transfer window for City, deals for Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito have already been confirmed, and rumours continue to mount regarding their interest in some of Europe's elite stars.

Spain's Nolito celebrates after scoring their second goalNolito is Guardiola's second summer signing

Although Wright will not be seen as a loss to the squad, Demichelis was very much a part of the setup, so the Citizens will likely be looking to bolster their squad in the defensive department.

John Stones has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad, with The Daily Mirror reporting that Guardiola is desperate to sign the Everton man.

The Spaniard will be official unveiled as City boss this weekend at the launch of the club’s new crest.

Bayern Munich coach Josep GuardiolaPep Guardiola is due to be unveiled as City boss this weekend

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