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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak lays out summer transfer plans

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Khaldoon Al Mubarak has spoken about his summer spending plans
Khaldoon Al Mubarak has spoken about his summer spending plans / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images
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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has laid out the club's summer transfer plans, which he hopes will send a 'strong message' to the rest of the Premier League.

After a slow start City went on to enjoy a terrific 2020/2021 season. They clinched the Premier League title with several games to spare and reached their first ever Champions League final, which they lost 1-0 to Chelsea.

Manchester City v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final
City will be aiming to put right their Champions League disappointment next season / Visionhaus/Getty Images

However, it has been reported that the club are eyeing a significant rebuild in the summer, with unhappy stars Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez potentially being sold. City will also start next season without record all-time goalscorer Sergio Aguero.

Al Mubarak seemed to confirm that the club would be active in the transfer market this summer, telling the club's website: "One of the things I've learned over the years is, you need to constantly bring in talent into the team, refresh and particularly when you are at a high level and when you're on the top.

"Having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake. This is the time to send a strong message, that there's no contentment, that you're not satisfied with just winning the league."

Al Mubarek addressed Aguero's departure specifically, saying he was confident of finding the 'right player' to fill his shoes.

This is not the only position City will be targeting with the chairman also saying: "There are other areas within the group, within the team that obviously need investment. Not too many. It's not about numbers, it's about quality.

''I think the squad is a phenomenal squad. You don't win the Premier League and you don't reach the Champions League final if you don't have an incredible squad and we have that. We will bring quality into the squad in a couple of key positions."


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