According to former City striker, Paul Dickov, the whole Manchester City squad is on trial ahead of Pep Guardiola’s arrival.
Guardiola was confirmed as the new Manchester City manager, when the season comes to an end.
And Dickov believes the squad must prove themselves to the incoming manager.
“You don’t play for Manchester City and compete for trophies at the top level if you’re not mentally tough,” the former Scotland international told Omnisport .
“The players will probably be quite glad that the speculation has been quelled and, if anything, Pep will be watching.
“You talk about competing on all four fronts – if they end up not winning a trophy, is Pep going to keep those players next year? They’ve got to prove that they’re successful, that they’re hungry and they want to win things, otherwise they’ll be out of the door.
“Pep will come in with a clean slate, carte blanche to sign the players that he wants and bring the young players through if he likes. If anything, from now until the end of the season, the players are on a bit of a trial.”