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Man City 2019 season: Friendlies, transfers, rumours & Premier League fixtures

22:30 EAT 11/08/2019
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 2019-20
The Premier League champions will be hopeful of following up their title-winning campaign with even more silverware

Having won the domestic treble for the first time in history, capped by a tremendous 6-0 annihilation of Watford in the FA Cup final, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will be eager to get preparations for the upcoming campaign under way.

The Sky Blues were crowned Premier League champions ahead of second-placed Liverpool in what was one of the most thrilling title races in recent history, and there is no doubt that they will be pushing to win a third consecutive league victory.

Guardiola's side will surely, however, have winning the Champions League as a top priority come next season after their European campaign ended in disappointment in the quarter-final stage at the hands of Tottenham.

Ahead of the upcoming campaign, Goal takes a look at Man City's pre-season friendly schedule, the club's transfer activity and when their Premier League defence begins again.

Man City pre-season fixtures

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 16 West Ham 1-4 Man City 1:30pm /  8:30am Nanjing Olympic Sports Center, China
Jul 19 Wolves 0-0 Man City (3-2P) 11am /  6am Hongkou Football Stadium, China
Jul 24 Kitchee 1-6 Man City 1pm / 8am Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Jul 27 Yokohama F. Marinos 1-3 Man City 11:30am / 6:30am International Stadium Yokohama, Japan
Aug 4 Man City 1-1 Liverpool* (5-4 pens.) 3pm / 10am Wembley Stadium

*2019 Community Shield

Man City's confirmed pre-season friendlies include participating in the Premier League Asia Trophy, kicking off with a matches against West Ham and Wolves in China.

A game against Kitchee followed before they faced off with Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan shortly after.

They will, of course, be meeting with Liverpool at Wembley   in the Community Shield to serve as the curtain-raiser for the new 2019-20 season.

Typically, the Community Shield is contested by the winners of the Premier League and FA Cup, but since City won both, their opponents will be second-placed finishers Liverpool.

Man City 2019-20 transfer activity

Vincent Kompany announced his departure from the Etihad and his return to Anderlecht as player-manager following the end of his contract - a day after the Sky Blues won the FA Cup against Watford - bringing an end to 11 years at the club. 

The club's big-money signing is undoubtedly Spanish midfielder Rodri, who arrives in the north-west from Atletico Madrid.

Fabian Delph has departed, joining Everton in a £10 million ($12.5m) deal.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
DF Angelino PSV £5m Jul 3
MF Rodri Atletico Madrid £63m Jul 4
DF Joao Cancelo Juventus n/a Aug 7
GK Zack Steffen Columbus Crew £7m Jul 9

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
CB Vincent Kompany Anderlecht Free Jun 30
DF Tom Dele-Bashiru Released Free Jul 1
MF Jack Harrison Leeds United Loan Jul 1
MF Patrick Roberts Norwich City Loan Jul 1
MF Fabian Delph Everton £10m Jul 15
DF Philippe Sandler Anderlecht Loan Jul 17
DF Danilo Juventus n/a Aug 7

Man City 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

Man City began than their defence of the Premier League title on August 10 with an away fixture against West Ham .

Tottenham lie in store the following week, with Bournemouth, Brighton and Norwich City completing their opening five gameweeks.

Click here to see Man City's Premier League fixtures in full.

Man City 2019-20 squad numbers

No. Pos Player
1 GK Claudio Bravo
2 DF Kyle Walker
5 DF John Stones
7 FW Raheem Sterling
8 MF Ilkay Gundogan
9 FW Gabriel Jesus
10 FW Sergio Aguero
11 MF Oleksandr Zinchenko
12 DF Angelino
14 DF Aymeric Laporte
15 DF Eliaquim Mangala
16 MF Rodri
17 MF Kevin De Bruyne
19 MF Leroy Sane
20 MF Bernardo Silva
21 MF David Silva
22 DF Benjamin Mendy
25 MF Fernandinho
26 MF Riyad Mahrez
27 DF Joao Cancelo
30 DF Nicolas Otamendi
31 GK Ederson
32 GK Daniel Grimshaw
47 MF Phil Foden
/ GK Scott Carson