By Kevin Campbell

31st Jul, 2022 | 2:00pm

Man City are 'stacked' amid journalist's £232m reveal - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has claimed Man City have “a stronger squad than last season” despite making a net profit of £122million in player transfers this calendar year.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the stars sold by City this summer were “not main players.”

According to The Telegraph‘s James Ducker (26 July), City have generated £232million through player sales in 2022 thus far.

That figure represents a £122million net profit for the Premier League champions.

City have signed Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega this summer.

Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko are the most notable departures from the Etihad.

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When asked by Football Insider if City’s squad is weaker than it was 12 months ago, Campbell said: “Year in, year out they have been accumulating gems.

“They have been developing young players in their academy.

“This summer they have got rid of good players but not their main players. Even the likes of Jesus and Zinchenko, they were not the main guys at City.

“That is why their squad is still stacked. They brought [Jack] Grealish in for £100million and he was a bit-part player. Now that Sterling has gone he is going to take on a more central role.

“When you take into account the fact Haaland has come in, you would have to say that they are stronger than last season.”

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