Jack Grealish's potential arrival is bound to shake up Manchester City's attacking dynamic.

With Pep Guardiola already possessing a riches of options to chose from, some will have to face the fall-out should Grealish be added to the club's ranks this summer.

Bernardo Silva has already been linked with a move away from the club. And he could be one who City may look to move on in the window.

But Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez will also feel the brunt of the club's new signing too.

The pair of them were Pep Guardiola's first choice options last summer.

Together they contributed to 49 goals and assists in all competitions as Manchester City went on to lift the Premier League, marched to two domestic finals and the Champions League final in the previous campaign.

But considering Grealish will be arriving with a hefty price tag, he will likely slot into a starting berth at the Etihad occupying City's left flank.

England's Euro 2020 hero, Raheem Sterling, had made the role his own during his time at City, and the extra competition may see Sterling shifted to the right-wing - a role Sterling has played on numerous occasions under Guardiola. Considering Sterling's talent and potential, Guardiola will be reluctant to lose such a formidable asset from his line-up.

This leaves Guardiola with a Riyad Mahrez conundrum.

Despite ending the season on good form, scoring a brace against Paris Saint-Germain and starting pre-season brightly against Preston, Mahrez's place in the side may be fragile next season.

Unlike Sterling, Foden or Ferran Torres who can all adapt their positions and play in multiple different roles, Mahrez has been strictly deployed on the right-wing under Guardiola.

And with potentially more competition in his position, the Algerian is likely to get reduced playing time next season unless he is able to adapt to a different role which seems unlikely considering he only played 32 games out of position out of 389 career games to date.

Mahrez's only advantage is that he was one of the first players to return to pre-season training.

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Considering there is only just over a week left until Manchester City begin their opening game of the season against Leicester City in the Community Shield, Mahrez has a good chance of starting that game and potentially the opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham a week later.

If the Algerian international can continue his good form in pre-season he can use the momentum to make Guardiola's starting eleven decision even more difficult after the potential arrival of Jack Grealish.

On his day, Mahrez is a formidable player. The 30-year-old is entering his prime years, and Mahrez will be determined to keep his place in the team and spend as much time on the pitch as possible.

Grealish's arrival will only create more competition in the squad and that can often be the catalyst to bring another level out of the players already in the team including Mahrez himself.

How it will work out remains to be seen, one thing is for certain, one does not envy the decisions which may await Pep Guardiola.

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