How Man City could line-up in 2020-21 after Champions League ban with no Sterling, Aguero, De Bruyne… or Guardiola – The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY are potentially staring down the barrel after they were hit with a two-year European football ban by Uefa.

City will fight tooth and nail to overturn the Uefa ban, which also saw them fined £25million, but the news could have a major and immediate impact on the playing staff.

The club house some of the world's very best players and the prospect of not playing in the Champions League for two years will make every single one of them think twice about their future at the club.

The future of decorated boss Pep Guardiola is also up in the air, with the Catalan coach suddenly odds-on to not even be at the club at the start of next season.

And if they fail to win their appeal, the star-studded City line-up could potentially be a lot different next season if their key men decide they need to be playing in Europe’s prestige competition.

But if the likes of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi depart, it could mean good news for some of the fringe players and youngsters.

Question marks have been raised over the form of John Stones this season, but he would almost be kept on and stay in defence.

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