21st of May 2018 Author: Johnny Karp
Manchester City had an almost perfect season, they dominated the Premier League and won the title with a record-breaking 100 points and also managed to win the League Cup. Manager Pep Guardiola has signed a new three-year contract with the club, aiming to win the title again and possibly add a Champions League trophy as well. The Citizens have been spending huge amounts of money since Guardiola joined the club as he totally revamped the squad, but now it appears they want to consolidate what they have.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "In terms of improving the squad, we have had a lot of learning in the past. Today, we have a superbly high-quality squad. You don't get to 100 points without a full, high-quality squad, which is what we have. Any additions have to improve the squad. This is my biggest learning from the years of chairing this club. When winning, bringing in new players is a very important decision because you have a winning formula that has just won. Whatever you can add, it has to be a decision that you don't take very lightly at all. You have to bring in players that will strengthen, improve and add competition into the squad - that is key."
Manchester City are rumoured to be considering the signing of a new central midfielder and the main targets are Napoli's Jorginho and Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara, while Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has also been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium. Al Mubarak added: "We have real experiences, real learnings from how we managed our seasons following the last two times we won the league. We have worked very hard over the last couple of years to build this squad - not only just for this season but for many seasons to come. This is a young squad. Many of our most talented players are under the age of 26. Mine and the management's expectation, and certainly Pep's, is that this team will continue to improve."
No Premier League team has been able to win back-to-back titles since Manchester United in 2009. Manchester City are 8/13 at PaddyPower to retain their Premier League title at the end of next season.
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It looks like the vital signing they've done already - that to Guardiola.
So Qatar sheikhs getting poorer these days or what?
But yeah, there's a point in that decision I guess, I think they believe they've got the spine of this young team already and maybe would try to add a useful players here and there without spending too much in the process.
If that would allow them to continue dominating in the league is about for us to discover.
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