Sunday 22 April 2018

Pellegrini poised to break £100m barrier

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to make more additions to his burgeoning squad before the start of the Premier League season.

City, who finished second behind Manchester United last season, have already signed Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo for a combined sum of almost £100m.

Pellegrini said: "The club has spent money on important players, like Jovetic and Negredo.

"But we must remind you there was (Mario) Balotelli and (Carlos) Tevez here last year, so we had to replace two very good players with another two players."

The Chilean, who arrived at City from Malaga earlier this summer, added that he had "the whole month of July and some days of August to complete the squad. It's not absolutely complete, but it's very near."

Irish Independent

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