We're buying three more players - Guardiola

We're buying three more players - Guardiola

We're buying three more players - Guardiola

City have spent around 200 million pounds ($259.46 million) to strengthen their squad in the close-season with other title contenders including Chelsea and Manchester United also spending heavily to bolster their teams.

"So yes we'll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that's for the whole of the season, not just the start. We are going to see at the end of the season what happens knowing how hard it is".

"We finished the contracts of five or six players and in the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full-backs, so we had to buy full-backs".

"Danilo is 26, (Benjamin) Mendy is 23, Bernardo (Silva) is 22, Ederson is 23, so we bought players who are going to be stable for the next years".

"It's going to be a challenge for everybody but we'll take it in our stride, compete and we'll surprise a few people", March told The Times newspaper. We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City.

"We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more. "We will maybe change one important player". But I think it is unsustainable.

"We did it earlier, so we were lucky because now it would be so much more expensive with what has happened in the last weeks".

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Guardiola is credited with moulding the now 29-year-old into the ideal defensive midfield lynchpins, who has allowed attacking stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Pedro, David Villa, Alexis Sanchez, Neymar and Dani Alves to flourish over the years.

"It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".

After bolstering their squad, Guardiola's side - who came third last season - have been made favourites to win the title, but the City manager said he could cope with that burden. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is".

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