Pep insists Man City will continue to buy right players – not ‘trophy’ signings
Pep Guardiola has claimed it’s more important to spend money on the right players than make “trophy” signings.
Manchester City don’t have a player in the top-20 list of the world’s most-expensive signings despite being the Premier League’s top overall spenders over the last five years.
Manchester derby rivals United have spent more on individual signings than City with Paul Pogba (£89million), Harry Maguire (£80m) and Romelu Lukaku (£75m) costing more than any of Guardiola’s stars.
City’s most-expensive player is midfielder Rodri, signed for £63m from Atletico Madrid last summer – 23rd in the all-time list of most-expensive players.
And Guardiola isn’t sure if and when City will spend £80 or £100m on one star.
He said: “I don’t know, it’s up to the club. When it comes to expensive players we are ranking 23 and 24 but the club has a bad reputation on that.
“They say, ‘That’s just Man City spending money’ but, of course it is not true. You just have to see the numbers.
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