Pellegrini: Man City will spend more on transfers
Manchester City may have seen new manager Manuel Pellegrini and the Citizens drop over £92.3 million thus far in the transfer market, however the club are believed set to push their total spending even high according to reports from the Mirror on Jul. 26, 2013.
Pellegrini is short a central defender after allowing Kolo Toure to leave the club on a free transfer to Liverpool this summer.
According to the Mirror the Citizens are believed to have taken a fancy to Real Madrid’s Portuguese international defender, Pepe. The 30-year-old has spent the last six seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu and is believed interested in a move to the English Premier League.
Despite the major amount of funds already out the coffers, Pellegrini insists that the club are not yet done bringing in new signings:
“The club has spent money on important players, like Stevan and Negredo.
“But we must remind you that last year here there was Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez.
“So we had to replace two very good players with another two very good players.
“We have the whole month of July and some days of August to finish completely the squad.
“It’s not absolutely complete but it’s very near to being complete.”
There is still plenty of time for the new manager and his staff to identify more signings and after the summer they are having in the market the club certainly are sure to make another splash before it is all through with.
Pepe is believed to be rated in the range of around £15 million and he would make a formidable partner to club captain Vincent Kompany as the Citizens will then have strengthened in almost every area of their first team and be set to make a run for a return to the top of the league after failing to repeat their title wining success in 2012-13.