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Man City replaces Jovetic with Bony, Real Madrid adds Odegaard to UEFA Champions League squads

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With the addition of Wilfried Bony, Manchester City was forced to make room for the January signing at the expense of forward Stevan Jovetic.

Jovetic was dropped from Man City’s UEFA Champions League squad in favor of the Ivorian forward, who is currently preparing for this weekend’s African Cup of Nations finale. Each of the remaining 16 clubs were allowed to introduce three new eligible players by the deadline of Feb 3.

Real Madrid took the opportunity to add recently acquired Martin Odegaard to the club’s roster. The 16-year-old prodigy will be joined by fellow January acquisition Lucas Silva, while Abner and Guillermo Varela have been removed from the list of eligible players.

In addition, Arsenal reintroduced the previously injured Olivier Giroud, Bayer Leverkusen added German-American goalkeeper David Yelldell, while Chelsea included recently-signed winger Juan Cuadrado.

Take a closer look at the full list of Champions League squads changed below:

Arsenal FC

In: Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, Gabriel Paulista (Villarreal CF)

Out: Joel Campbell (Villarreal CF, loan), Lukas Podolski (FC Internazionale Milano, loan), Yaya Sanago (Crystal Palace FC, loan)

AS Monaco FC

In: Matheus Carvalho (Fluminense FC, loan), Alain Traoré (FC Lorient, loan)

Out: Borja López (RC Deportivo La Coruña, loan), Lucas Ocampos (Olympique de Marseille, loan)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

In: David Yelldell

Out: Niklas Lomb (Hallescher FC, loan), Levin Öztunali (SV Werder Bremen, loan)

Borussia Dortmund

In: Kevin Kampl (FC Salzburg)

Out: Jannick Bandowski (TSV 1860 München, loan), Miloš Jojić

Chelsea FC

In: Juan Cuadrado (ACF Fiorentina), Isaiah Brown

Out: André Schürrle (VfL Wolfsburg), Mohamed Salah (ACF Fiorentina, loan), Lewis Baker (Sheffield Wednesday FC, loan)

Atlético Madrid  

In: Cani (Villarreal CF, loan), Fernando Torres (AC Milan, loan)

Out: Alessio Cerci (AC Milan, loan), Cristian Rodríguez (Parma FC)

FC Barcelona

In: None

Out: None

FC Basel 1893 

In: Adama Traoré (Vitória SC)

Out: Naser Aliji (FC Vaduz, loan), Marcelo Díaz (Hamburger SV), Michael Goncalves (FC Wil, loan), Geoffroy Serey Die (VfB Stuttgart), Giovanni Sio (SC Bastia, loan)

FC Bayern München

In: Pepe Reina, Tom Starke

Out: Pierre Højbjerg (FC Augsburg, loan), Ylli Sallahi (Karlsruher SC), Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Internazionale Milano, loan)

FC Porto

In: Hernâni (Vitória SC), Helton, Diego Reyes

Out: Adrián López, Andrés Fernández, Ivo Rodrigues (Vitória SC, loan), Kelvin (SE Palmeiras, loan), Tomás Mota FC

Schalke 04

In: Joy-Lance Mickels, Matija Nastasić (Manchester City FC, loan)

Out: Donis Avdijaj (SK Sturm Graz, loan), Christian Clemens (1. FSV Mainz 05, loan), Felipe Santana (Olympiacos FC, loan)

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

In: None

Out: Mykyta Kryukov (FC Illychivets Mariupil, loan)


In: Paolo De Ceglie (Parma FC, back from loan), Alessandro Matri (Genoa CFC), Stefano Sturaro (Genoa CFC, back from loan)

Out: Kwadwo Asamoah, Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Federico Mattiello (AC Chievo Verona, loan), Rômulo

Manchester City FC

In: Wilfried Bony (Swansea City AFC)

Out: Stevan Jovetić

Paris Saint-Germain

In: None

Out: Clément Chantôme (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)

Real Madrid

In: Martin Ødegaard (Strømsgodset IF), Lucas Silva (Cruzeiro EC)

Out: Abner, Guillermo Varela


What do you think of this news? What stands out to you from the Champions League squad changes? Any surprises? Who do you see as the favorite going forward?

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