Manchester City may need a re-building process this summer.
David Silva, so crucial to their last four title wins, is retiring while Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero, similarly influential, are approaching their twilight years.
Throw in a below-par defence and the likely departure of Leroy Sane as well as injury concerns over Aymeric Laporte and Kevin De Bruyne, and Pep Guardiola has to do a lot of work to inspire a return to domestic dominance.
We look at whether the Catalan coach can find the answers in Serie A.
If anything happens to Ederson Moraes, like the injury we saw him pick up in the match against Liverpool in September 2017, City need a reserve goalkeeper who can deputize effectively.
Claudio Bravo has proven not to be that man and the veteran is expected to depart this summer and while Daniel Grimshaw has talent, he has been on loan at Hemel Hemstead Town – becoming City’s number two would be a huge step up.
Fiorentina, who are underachieving in Serie A, possess 22-year-old Bartlomiej Dragowski, who has made 80 saves in 26 games.
Aymeric Laporte’s injury problems have been a huge factor behind City’s below-par 2019-20 campaign.
It hardly helps, too, that Nicolas