Last season Manchester City placed third in the 2016/17 Premier League football season.
As this year’s season of the English Premier League rolls around, Man City seem to stand a good chance of winning.
The club has spent quite the sum of money on drafting the ideal team.
Transfers are in full swing with a £34.7m signing of Benfica’s Ederson. Kyle Walker, a right-back, has arrived from Tottenham for an initial £45m.
Also Monaco’s left-back Benjamin Mendy for around £52m and the utility player Danilo, who can operate as either a fullback or in defensive midfield, for £26.5m from Real Madrid.
But the Blues boss, Pep Guardiola is still looking to add to his squad.
“I think we need someone else, something else, a little bit more,” he said. “The transfer window finishes on August 31, we have time to see what is going on with the people coming and going. We will see.’
Manchester City has spent close to £200 million this summer. Pep Guardiola although is not done improving his promising team.
Manchester City Manager Plans For The Season
The City manager has had one specific goal for this season of the Premier League: average the age of the team by signing three players under the age of 23.
“We have a lot of players with a lot of quality – even with [Phil] Foden, [Patrick] Roberts, [Aleks] Zinchenko – that’s why I’m so grateful what the club has done,” said Guardiola.
“With all respect to the players lasts season, we were one of the oldest teams in the premier league. We didn’t buy full-backs for five, six years.’ Guardiola commented.
“We decided last season we could change the team to make the team younger for the next four or five years – Danilo is 26, Mendy is 23, Bernardo is 22, Ederson is
23 – so we bought players who are you to be stable for the next years.’
City seemingly doesn’t have any other pressing needs but, barring another new goalkeeper, there is an argument for them to strengthen in every position.
The 23-year old goalkeeper signed to Manchester City this summer with a whopping £35million. A record for any goalkeeper.
Ederson Moraes is an energetic and confident goal keeper and has the ability to break open a defence with a singular ball.
His signing to Man City has sent reverberations amongst the fans as they turned to social media, claiming Moraes is the answer to their goalkeeping troubles.
What all this means for Manchester City is that this season of the Premier League. The bottom line is that the club has spent a tremendous amount of money on this young team.
City have 10 league matches coming up, including Brighton & Hove Albion (away), Everton (home), Bournemouth (away), Liverpool (home), Watford (away), Crystal Palace (home), Chelsea (away), Stoke City (home), Burnley (home), and West Bromwich Albion (away).
These 10 fixtures will guide Guardiola and his team to the end of October. By which both the club and fans will a have a clearer idea of how the revamped team is fairing out. Also, how City’s defence will hold up in this lengthy Premier League season.
This Premier League season will be a defining moment for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola future as a football manager.