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Manchester City are not yet done with transfers despite Haaland and Alvarez deals

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Manchester City kickstarted their summer plans with the signing of Erling Haaland. The striker was chased by almost every elite European club but City won his signature. Moreover, City had completed the signing of River Plate striker Julian Alvarez before acquiring Haaland. However, Manchester City are reportedly not yet done with their transfers and will have more incomings in the next weeks. The English Champions will further add more new faces to the squad according to their chairman.

Manchester City were fast in doing their business with the signings of two strikers. Haaland arrived from Borussia Dortmund for a mere fee of £51 million, whereas Alvarez cost them only £14 million. But according to their chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, City will work on more signings this summer. Manchester City are no new to exciting summer transfers and the club is planning on the same once again. City lost out on the Champions League trophy yet again and as a result, Pep Guardiola will receive more reinforcements to fight for the coveted trophy.

City chairman confirms more signings will come

While speaking on the club’s official website the chairman said,

“I can confirm that there will be more players coming in. We are looking to strengthen the team in the areas that we need strengthening. As you know, every season some players leave, and then we have to continuously refresh the team. Again, we will always look at improving and strengthening. I think we’ve made two very important additions already, but I anticipate we’ll be doing a couple more.”

However, he also explained that Manchester City will not anticipate the transfers for only increasing the squad number. The club will bring in quality players for Pep‘s disposal.

“We’ll try to go as fast as we can, but you know how the market goes. It’s not always entirely in our control,” continued the City chairman. “With Pep and with this team it’s not just about filling a position. We have reached a level of quality, a standard in which we cannot and will not compromise on quality. If we find the right player for that particular position, we will get that player and if not, Pep has shown us he will find solutions within the quality of the group we have and within the quality of the academy.”

Manchester City wants two more transfers

As the club’s UAE-based chairman has confirmed, Manchester City wants more two more transfers. The rumored players on the club’s list are Leeds’ Kalvin Philipps and Brighton’s Marc Cucurella. City’s captain and a long-term loyalist Fernandinho has announced that he will be leaving the club this summer. The Brazilian’s departure will create a huge void in the team, and Pep wants Kalvin Philipps to fill it. Leeds are open to a deal as well, with a £50 million asking price. Furthermore, City are eyeing a move for Philipps’ teammate Raphinha also.

Meanwhile, City currently have only one natural left-back in their squad, Oleksandr Zinchenko. Pep wants Cucurella to join the ranks on the left flank. Moreover, Zinchenko is also anticipating an exit in the summer over the lack of regular game-time. Cucurella has done brilliantly since joining Brighton from Getafe last summer. Though he has a long-term deal with the Seagulls which runs till the summer of 2026, City are ready to test their resistance with a £30 million bid. The 23-year-old has played 35 of Brighton’s 38 league games this season, proving to be an electric presence down the left flank. However, only the coming weeks will tell which two, or even more transfers will be completed by Manchester City.

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