- Match Analysis
Manchester City have been outstanding this season under Pep Guardiola, winning the League Cup and the Premier League. Since taking the reins at the Etihad Stadium, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has received considerable backing in the transfer market.
The Premier League giants have invested heavily in the likes of John Stones, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Aymeric Laporte in the past two transfer windows.
Guardiola claims the club is not looking to spend big in the coming transfer window and will only look to add one or two players.
A man who has added LMA and Premier League Manager of the Year awards to his roll of honour told Monday Night Football: “[We will sign] one or two more, no more.
“We cannot invest…maybe people don’t believe me but we don’t have the money to invest £300m every season.
“We invested a lot of money and will invest less in the future, because instead of doing it in two or three transfer windows, we did it in one. We needed it for the age [of the squad].
“The fundamental success of this season is the quality of the players. People say you won because you invest a lot, they are right.
“Ederson, for example, was perfect, but then at the end you are saying ‘go and try the Premier League and try to play’ and you don’t know if it’s going to happen.”
Pressed on where he intends to add, Guardiola said: “Maybe in front, but I don’t know.
“We have to think and talk more with Txiki [Begiristain] and the staff. It’s four competitions, we need new faces to compete with the guys from this season.”