Khaldoon: Manchester City are Prepared to Spend in Summer
The Premier League Champions are ready to hugely spend on a couple of players of quality this summer according to Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak.
In the wake of Manchester City’s Champions League defeat by Chelsea, chairman Khaldoon confirmed it would be “the biggest mistake” to rest on the laurels after winning the Premier League and that City “will be back”.
He said, “having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake. This is the time to send a strong message that there is no contentment, that you are not satisfied with just winning the league”.
His comment comes amid a growing expectation that City is preparing a club-record bid for the England skipper Harry Kane who has space in Guardiola’s squad following Sergio Aguero’s departure.
“Sergio Aguero’s shoes are very hard shoes to fill. But I am confident we will find the right player to fill those shoes”. Added Khaldoon.
“There are other areas in the team that need investment. Not too many-it is not about numbers. It is about quality. But we will bring quality into the squad in a couple of key positions”.
“Our financial balance sheet is strong and we will invest wisely and do what we need to do. But the market will be difficult as there won’t be enough liquidity. There will be moving but it will be done in a more creative way”.
“We will do everything we can to keep Per for as long as possible at this club. He is in the right environment and has the right infrastructure around him. We have the greatest trust and relationship and we have achieved so much. The journey goes on and it will go on as long as Pep is happy and we are happy”. Concluded Khaldoon.