Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable'

Doug Mendoza
August 12, 2017

The Frenchman has been a major disappointment since joining City in a £42million deal in 2014, and spent last season on loan at Valencia.

But with City running out of time to sign a fourth-choice centre-back to replace Aleksandar Kolarov, Mangala may yet earn a reprieve.

"This group of players is going to stay for a long time at Manchester City".

It's unlikely that City will consider bringing Jason Denayer back into the first-team fold, however.

City have spent around £200 million on new signings this summer after finishing 15 points behind champions Chelsea in the Premier League last season.

Pep Guardiola has been known for his 4-3-3 possession dominant tactic at the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Man City last season, where the two full backs support and attack and the defensive midfielder covers for the two center backs. He's a player who knows how to make key passes and I'm obviously very excited because I know how these kind of players can decide games and help you towards achieving great things.

Close to £130 million was invested in full-backs as Guardiola shored up his defence with Tottenham's Kyle Walker, Monaco's Benjamin Mendy from Monaco and Real Madrid's Danilo.

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"Buying from the same league is more hard".

"It has been the same since I was four or five and a young boy growing up in Lisbon".

Ederson Moraes insists he's unperturbed by his status as the most expensive goalkeeper in history following his move to Manchester City earlier this summer.

"We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added.

"I never complained for one bad game or bad defeat, making excuses, never, even in Germany I never said that, never in my life I make an excuse about what happened".

"There is still 20 days left and there will be more transfers", he confirmed. I will do my best like I did last season.

"We are mature players, professionals, and we just adapt", Kompany told City's website. "It depends on many other circumstances but we've tried to buy good defenders but also creative players and strikers to score more goals". I'm not going to say we are going to play all the season in that system, we are going to play different systems, but the fundamentals will be the same.

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