City chairman cools transfer expectations

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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has cautioned against expectations of a mass of new signings at the Eastlands outfit this summer.

With the FA Cup won and an automatic place in the group stages of next season's Champions League confirmed should City win their final game of the campaign at Bolton on Sunday, numerous big names have already been mentioned as potential summer targets.

However, in an excerpt from an exclusive interview which will be broadcast on the official City website on Friday, Khaldoon has attempted to play down expectations, saying: "What you will see this year is strengthening the squad in areas that we feel require more depth."

He added: "It won't be like last summer, or the summer before. We don't need quantity, as today we have quality. We just need a couple of players."


After an overall investment in excess of £1billion and £350million spent on players alone since Sheikh Mansour rescued City from the ill-fated Thaksin Shinawatra era almost three years ago, it is clear the Blues are not far from where they want to be.

As the man responsible for overseeing the growth of the club from within the Abu Dhabi hierarchy, Khaldoon has given unqualified support to the manner in which manager Roberto Mancini has achieved his pre-season aims.

"I feel strongly a winning mentality is coming into the team," said Khaldoon.

"We have an incredible squad with so many talented individuals and a lot of heart in that squad.

"We have an incredible foundation for incredible years ahead.

"I am absolutely delighted for everyone involved in the club. The team, the players, coaches and the fans of course."

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