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Bayern president says Sheikh Mansour 'rises the price of oil' when Guardiola wants €100m players

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Pep Guardiola's time at Manchester City has been a massive success so far. 

When the Spanish coach took over in 2016, the club was well on its way to becoming one of the best in Europe but needed someone to take them to another level.

And Pep has certainly done that. In two and a half seasons, he's led Man City to the Premier League title and two League Cups.

The team are in a strong position to defend their title and make it back-to-back PL wins and the Citizens are also amongst the favourites to win the Champions League too. 

Many currently regard them as the best side in the world and if Guardiola can deliver a maiden European crown, then that suggestion would be even harder to argue. 

Some rival fans still try to argue against City's recent success by claiming that they've bought their way to the top. 

That's a valid point too, considering that in less than three years in Manchester, Guardiola has spent over £525 million on players. 

The club's heavy spending has certainly been a talking point thought Europe and recently, Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has claimed that he's been told what goes on behind-the-scenes.

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Guardiola spent three successful years in Germany working alongside Hoeness and this week, the latter revealed what happens when his 'friend' wants to sign a big name player at Man City. 

"My friend Pep told me what happens when he wants a player that costs more than €100 million," Hoeness said at a financial conference in Munich, per AS.

"He puts some videos together of the player and goes to see the Sheikh. Once he is there, there is an opulent feast put on during which he teaches the videos to him and the money is transferred."

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"The next day, the Sheikh rises the price of oil a little bit and recovers the money."

Well, it sounds like Pep doesn't need to massively over-exert himself to secure a big money signing. 

It's alright for some, isn't it? 

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