Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree

Pep Guardiola

City have spent more than £200million on a squad revamp following last season's underwhelming campaign.

Everybody knows that Guardiola's game big time depends on full backs so it's no wonder that City spent nearly £150m on Kyle Walker, Benjamind Mendy and Danilo, while other two signings are potent midfielder Bernardo Silva and Primeira Liga's best goalkeeper Ederson.

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is". The full backs are young - Mendy, Kyle, Danilo.

Guardiola's transfer expenditure since his appointment as City head coach now stands at £387.6 million after he bought five players in the close season at a cost of nearly £220 million. If John Stones can develop more this season under Guardiola, and Kompany can avoid long term injuries, then City may have a more consistent defense for the upcoming season compared to last season.

Guardiola also pointed out City were not alone in the high-spending stakes during a summer which has seen the world transfer record smashed with Neymar's £200.6million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham. We did it earlier.

Guardiola also prioritised restructuring his defence, but his emphasis was on fullbacks where he said he needed four signings in that department. I was confident last season too.

More news: Leicester boss Shakespeare excited for Arsenal opener

"This division is far tougher and we'll certainly need all of the experienced heads around us". "I think soon [they will be back] but not for this game", he said.

The same system was deployed by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in his team's title-winning campaign last season and has since been adopted by a number of other managers, including Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

"I feel the same pressure as Barcelona when I arrived".

"The big fail now takes one week in football".

He led them to a remarkable start - winning their first 10 games in all competitions and beating Jose Mourinho's Manchester United at old Trafford in the process.

"I saw last season how tough the league is - it doesn't matter who the top teams are". The three-man back line was also in fine form of late, conceding just one goal in last three matches, so the Citizens definitely look a good bet to defeat Brighton in their opening game.

Related News:



Most liked

SoundCloud is saved after receiving new funding
It also reportedly sought $1 billion in an acquisition deal previous year , as some companies apparently showed interest. Trainor brings with him Michael Weissman, also from Vimeo, to serve as the company's chief operating offer.

Chelsea boss Conte: We need Bakayoko - and another midfield signing
Manchester United should be looking for a flying start to the season while Everton are likely to find the early going tough. Despite this, Burnley is home to the most affordable property price in the league at just £77,525.

After JD (U), NCP skips Opposition meet called by Sonia Gandhi
It was also made a decision to set constitute a small coordination committee to discuss future strategy against NDA government. Yechury, who left early, said there was a need to create an "alternate narrative in which people's issues are central".

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat
She led the protests in Lahore when the then army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf removed Mr Sharif in a military coup in 2000. "Now you'll become culprit from suspect after the charge sheet is handed over", he said referring to Nawaz Sharif .

Proposal making Vande Mataram mandatory in BMC schools gets nod
Samajwadi Party opposed the move, with the party's members walking out from the meeting. He added that the song should be sung in all BMC statutory committee meetings.

National Football League could make a decision on Zeke suspension soon
And in July, he was involved in an altercation at a Dallas nightclub during which a DJ's nose was broken. Patrick's Day parade and got into an alleged incident at a Dallas nightclub earlier this summer.

Egypt: Train crash leaves 28 dead, dozens injured in city of Alexandria
One was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said at the time of the head-on collision, local media report. There was no immediate information on what caused the collision and casulty figures are expected to rise.

Scattered afternoon storms return — FIRST ALERT FORECAST
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, hot, and humid with a 30% chance of isolated morning thunderstorms, mainly northeast of Dallas. With a couple of high pressure domes headed for New Jersey, most of next week should be quiet and pleasant.

Richard Glover: It's time Australia gave equal marriage a fair go
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told reporters the cost of a postal vote would be $122 million. It had already attempted once in October 2016 .

Jose Mourinho provides update on potential Zlatan Ibrahimovic return
Meanwhile, new United midfielder Nemanja Matic has said winning the Premier League title is the club's aim this season. CHELSEA star Willian has revealed he nearly secured a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this summer.

USA destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea
Trump in turn responded by warning North Korea it would face "fire and fury" if it further threatened the United States. China, which claims virtually the entire South China Sea, routinely protests such operations.

Beutel Goodman & Co LTD Has Boosted Stake in Cenovus Energy (CVE)
Shares Down 8%: What Should You Do?" on June 21, 2017, also Fool.ca with their article: "Better Buy: Cenovus Energy Inc. vs. BidaskClub cut shares of Cenovus Energy from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd.

Stoneman, Crane included in England squad for first Test against West Indies
It is an unbelievable feeling to get called up and hopefully I put in some hard work now and I'll get a game. The opening Test in Birmingham will be the first-ever day-night Test to be staged in the country.

Explosion At House In Sunderland
A spokesperson for the police force said: 'We ask that people do not attend the scene of the incident on Rosslyn Avenue'. A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a house destroyed in an explosion in Sunderland this morning.

Arsenal to make big Alexis Sanchez push
Arsene Wenger has conceded Arsenal are not "super optimistic" of star man Alexis Sanchez signing a new contract. However, Merson believes Wenger would change his stance if French giants Paris Saint-Germain launched a move.