Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has vowed to spend as less as possible in next summer’s transfer market, after having already spent almost £400 million in the last 13 months.
Guardiola, who moved to the Etihad stadium last year, splashed a massive £171.5 million on bringing in some major signings, but could only find a Champions League qualification spot after coming third in the Premier League behind runner-ups Tottenham and champions Chelsea.
But this summer, the Spanish manager has already used £210 million from his gigantic transfer budget to bring in five new players, out of which three are defenders and are responsible for more than half of the spending, in order to bolster City’s defensive back-line.
However, Guardiola has now vowed not to abuse the transfer funds from future transfer windows, stating that the club will only bring in “one, two, maybe three players”.
The 46-year-old manager said, “We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we decided to put energy in the team for the next five, six years. We have spent of course, but all the teams have spent. In the market we will see what happens until the end of August.
“Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season. In the next few years City will buy one, two, maybe three players. (The current players) are young and will stay for the future.”
As per the report, though, the Citizens are not yet finished with their transfer business this summer, as the club is said to be eyeing Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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