Chairman of Manchester City, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, announced that the club plans to further expand the transfer market as they aim to take back Liverpool’s Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola’s side struggled to make it three domestic titles in a row in 2019-20, falling just short of a dominant Liverpool, which finished 18 points away from second-placed City.
Winger Ferran Torres and defender Nathan Ake have both arrived from Valencia and Bournemouth for a gross outlay of over £60million at the Etihad Stadium, respectively.
Speaking to the official website of his club, Khaldoon said City would try more enhancement and would not restrict itself to younger players if it is what Guardiola needs the readymade, seasoned performers.
“We acted rapidly and simply when it came to the two acquisitions we made – Ake and Ferran Torres,” he said.
“Those were our objectives and when the chance came we were able to get in and do the business very easily and quickly. We’ll be bringing in new players and we’ll stick to the schedule, within the constraints of the environment we’re living in today. When you look at the acquisitions we’ve made over the past few years, the type of player we’ve targeted – their age and consistency – is clear.”
“For the first team in that group which is 20-25 years old, we will move down that path. This is kind of the place we want. But, at the same time, things often come up that align with what the manager needs and what we need for the squad that may be outside the box.”