Kyle Walker fell out of favour with Pep Guardiola in spring and although he regained his place in the team, he was subsequently left out of the starting line-up for the Champions League final in June.
And with his contract at City set to expire in 2024, Bayern Munich came in for the 33-year-old in a deal that seemed to make sense for all parties.
Walker was getting one and City would be able to recoup a small fee for him, rather than losing him for nothing next year.
Walker also seemed keen on the move but it broke down and he has now stayed at the Etihad.
Speaking on what happened with the Bayern transfer, Walker had this to say:
“Decisions can be made, things can turn,” Walker said. “It was close but in football things can happen. It wasn’t meant to be.
“Would I have enjoyed the experience? Of course I would, but this is a great club and you can’t underestimate what this club has done in the last six or seven years.”