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The superlative is dead. In the past twelve months, thousands of them have been thrown in Manchester City’s direction, whose humourless assault on the Premier League has rendered most words meaningless. ‘Beautiful’ doesn’t do them justice. ‘Inexorable’ doesn’t explain the ease with which they claimed the title.
There are hangers-on everywhere, though, even in Pep Guardiola’s preening football laboratory. Here are five players destined to be shown the door in the summer.