Manchester City clinched the Premier League title in grand style but Pep Guardiola’s insatiable desire he to amass laurels will inevitable lead Manchester City to the transfer market despite having a star-studded squad.
According to latest report, Manchester City are poised to shatter their transfer record to land Belgium and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, according to report.
City were the biggest spenders in the transfer window from the Premier League last term and that has obviously paid off. Despite spending the excess of £300m on the signing of players last summer, Guardiola revealed at the close of the 2017/18 Premier League season that the Citizens would be in the market for new signings this summer.
Yaya Toure called time on his spell with the Etihad outfit after spending eight seasons and City are looking for a player that will fill into his ‘big boots’. While the signing of a central midfielder is the priority of the side, they could as well do with a player that can play from the flank.
Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Manchester United, but the Belgian ruled out a move to Old Trafford. However, Real Madrid have made the signing of Neymar Jnr their priority for the coming summer, now leaving Man City in pole position to sign Hazard.
The Sun reports that Man City are willing to spend as much as £100m-plus to prise the Belgian attacker away from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League and Hazard has asked the Blues to go for top-notch players. His stay at Chelsea will largely be determined by their dealings in the transfer market.
Confirming the desire to bolster his otherwise strong squad, Guardiola said:
“Yaya [Toure] is leaving so we have to replace him, and maybe another one. ‘One or two more, no more. We cannot invest…maybe people don’t believe me but we don’t have the money to invest £300m every season.’