The Man City players chasing a FIFTH trophy this summer – Manchester Evening News

This has already been a season packed with silverware for Manchester City players, but for some the loot may not be complete just yet.

The Blues secured an historic domestic clean sweep this season, beginning with the Community Shield success over Chelsea in August before adding the Carabao Cup, the Premier League and the FA Cup.

Four medals are more than many footballers will win in an entire career, but it could yet get better for seven City stars, who will be aiming for their own personal quintuple over the coming weeks.

While Pep Guardiola might be hoping his array of stars get a decent rest this summer, that magnificent seven are involved in international tournaments that could put the sprinkles on top of the cherry on top of the icing on the cake.

That dream is already over for City’s four England internationals. Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling all started for the Three Lions against Holland in the Nations League on Thursday night, but their hopes of capturing a major trophy with their country were dashed by the Dutch.

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That leaves City fans to cheer on Portugal in the final against Holland on Sunday, with player of the year Bernardo Silva looking to cap his own season with an international trophy won on home soil.

Attention will then turn to the Copa America in Brazil, which starts on June 14, with the final taking place on July 7.

City are well represented in the host nation’s squad, who will hope to go one better than in the World Cup they hosted on home soil in 2014. While Ederson is likely to play second fiddle to Alisson in goal, Gabriel Jesus scored in the warm-up win over Qatar and might have edged ahead of Liverpool rival Roberto Firmino in the battle to lead the line when the Selecao begin their tournament on Saturday, June 15 against Bolivia.

Fernandinho also came off the bench against Qatar as he ended his international exile, winning his first cap since last summer’s World Cup. Brazil also face Venezuela and Peru in their group.

Sergio Aguero is back in the Argentina squad for the Copa America

Argentina have been drawn with Columbia, Paraguay and Qatar and will have two City players in their ranks looking to add an international honour to their club haul.

Sergio Aguero hasn’t featured for his country since the World Cup but he’s been included in the 23-man squad, as has Nicolas Otamendi, who may leave the Etihad this summer.

On June 16 the European Under-21 Championships begin in Italy and San Marino, with the final taking place on June 30. Phil Foden is City’s only representative in the tournament and he will hope to sign off his Under-21 career with a trophy, with promotion to the senior ranks surely on the cards for the 19-year-old next season.

One City new boy is also in international action this summer, in the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who has joined City from Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew, is in the USA squad.

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