Transfer News Transfer Deadline Day

Published on September 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman

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Transfer Deadline Day: Round-Up

In case you missed it, here’s all of the City players that made loan moves on Transfer Deadline Day…

City had a busy day on Transfer Deadline Day – though it was all out-going business rather than incomings.

Pep Guardiola had already admitted he wouldn’t be bringing in any other players after the capture of Claudio Bravo and instead focused on trimming his senior squad down.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding a number of our players in recent days but official confirmation only came during the final day of the summer transfer window.

Joe Hart -> Torino

Joe Hart’s loan deal to Torino was first to break at 12pm Wednesday morning with the England goalkeeper joining the Serie A on a season-long loan deal.

Joe had this to say on Instagram following his 10-year stay with the Blues:

Good evening. I just wanted to take this opportunity to address all the amazing Manchester City fans who have been so good to me. It's been a difficult few weeks but that will never cloud the amazing journey and experience your great club has given to me. From the moment I signed in 2006, the club and its fans have given me football and life experiences I could never have imagined and I am so thankful for that. Football is a crazy game and, due to circumstances, I am now moving on to another chapter of my career and I am very grateful that Torino has given me this opportunity to play for their great club . But the feelings I felt during the recent Steaua Bucharest game will live with me forever. You can't buy that and I will struggle to replicate them. So thank you for that and all the amazing memories. There are many great people at the club behind the scenes and the club is moving in the right direction, so I would like to wish Manchester City football club,all its staff and players and of course the fans, all the best for the coming season and beyond. Thanks again Joe Hart

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Wilfried Bony -> Stoke City

Next up was Wilfried Bony’s season-long loan move to Stoke City, announced at 1pm.

The Ivorian has not featured in Guardiola’s squad so far this season and had slipped behind Kelechi Iheanacho as the second choice to Sergio Aguero.

Bony, who thanked the City fans for their support, is likely to get plenty of game-time with Mark Hughes’ Potters.

Samir Nasri -> Sevilla

Samir Nasri’s season-long loan to Sevilla was confirmed at 2.15pm – the French playmaker tweeted:

Nasri came on for the last 15 minutes of the 3-1 win over West Ham at the weekend and twice went close to signing off this campaign with City with a goal.

Eliaquim Mangala -> Valencia

Eliaquim Mangala was the fourth high profile exit of the day in a deal announced at 5pm. The France international has made 64 appearances for the Blues since joining from Porto in 2015, but has not started a game this season.

He, like Nasri, will play the rest of the 2016/17 season in La Liga after joining Valencia on loan.

Jason Denayer -> Sunderland

Jason Denayer is another central defender on the move after the 21 year-old Belgian agreed a season loan deal with fellow Premier League side Sunderland.

The Belgium international has previously had successful loan spells with Celtic and Galatasaray but will test his skills this season in England’s top flight – his was the last high profile loan of the day for the Blues.

Shay Facey -> SC Heerenveen

Elsewhere, defender Shay Facey will add vital experience to his game by switching to SC Heerenveen for the season.

Facey has spent time on loan with New York City FC and Rotherham United and the 21 year-old defender will hope to impress in the Dutch Eredivisie this campaign.

Kean Bryan -> Bury

Another U-23 youngster who will spend the season elsewhere is Kean Bryan who has moved to Bury on loan.

Overall this summer, City have brought in Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane, Claudio Bravo, John Stones, Marlos Moreno, Nolito, Oleks Zinchenko, Aaron Mooy and Gabriel Jesus over the summer.

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