We're buying three more players - Guardiola

Evrard Martin
Août 12, 2017

"But if you go to England it's £20-£25m more expensive", the Spaniard told a news conference ahead of City's Premier League opener with Brighton & Hove on Saturday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects to spend less on players next season after a big splash-out in the current transfer window, saying today's squad had been put together with an eye on the future. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more. "Huddersfield had unbelievable success to come up, but surely they are not going to have enough?" There´s a gulf between Albion and City. We were not able with those players to find a solution. "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City". Back in 1979, when we made the same step-up, we lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal.

"We have spent, of course, but all the teams have spent". "I was confident then too".

"Like every club that´s promoted to the Premier League, it´s to finish 17th or higher". Which clubs will miss out on the top four? "We needed to do that because four or five players were out of contract".

The trip to the coast will be start to what is expected to be a season of pressure for Manchester City, as they head to the AMEX Stadium with many of people expecting the Citizens to begin their title charge tonight. "We are here to win the games and titles". I´m going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0. I think we´re in for plenty of goals and a decent City win. "I like them as a club and I like Slaven Bilic so they will do better than they did last season". It will be hard for them to stay up, especially the first time around. Everyone has witnessed the way a Guardiola team can play when Pep has the right players and everyone understands the tactics, as Guardiola has won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and has steamrolled the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich three times. "I am pleased with the business City have done in the transfer window so far".

His display in the first leg was one the the best any opposition player has delivered at the Etihad in recent seasons, with his ability to retain possession and create chances for his teammates carving City open on a number of occasions.

According to the British media reports, City have spent over 200 million pounds ($259.62 million) on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva.

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