Other premiership teams better look out and hope that they do not go up against Manchester City in this summer’s transfer market after club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak promised City manager Manuel Pellegrini a blank cheque in order to bring in the players he needs to not only win next seasons Premiership but also put up a stronger fight in Europe.
While being interviewed by Man City TV Khaldoon said: “We have a great nucleus here and we want to preserve this nucleus – but at the same time we want to go the next level.
“We want a squad that is able and has the capability and quality to win the Premier League, compete and win the Champions League, compete and be able to go all the way in two cup competitions in England.
“I think you will see some changes. You will see some players who have served us well and maybe it is time for them to move to their next challenge, and you will see us in the market bringing high-quality individuals that fit within what we are aspiring to coming in this summer.
“I can assure you the squad will be stronger, the team will be more competitive. I am both confident and excited about what is coming next year.
“I want the disappointment of last year behind me, behind us all. We have all turned the page. The energy right now is positive, the energy towards getting back on track, winning that Premier League and getting a better performance in the Champions League. This is absolutely what is driving all of us right now.”
Meanwhile names being mentioned as possible signings include Paul Pogba from Juventus, Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling.
Khaldoon went on to say that City had come a long way since he first took over and that now unlike the beginning when they had to offer players huge salary’s to move to the Etihad it was no longer the case as players now saw City’s ambitions and wanted to join the club.
He said: “We have gone from a club that was making promises of a future from a very low standpoint and therefore struggling to attract the quality of the players we would have aspired to. We were at a point having to pay big premiums in order to attract the type of players we wanted to attract.
“Today I think we are in a different position. We are a club players want to come and play for. We are an institution today.
“We can compete head to head with all the top clubs and players look at the track record of Manchester City over the last couple of years, look at the City Football Academy, the facilities we have, the infrastructure we have, look at the people we have in terms of management and coaches, look at the environment we have created here in Manchester. We have a very attractive proposition.”