Manchester City completed the signing of Jack Grealish last week.
The English ace has signed for the Citizens in a £100m move from Aston Villa.
The 50-year-old has splashed the cash since arriving at City in 2016, but how has he fared in the transfer market?
Guardiola has made 37 signings since joining the club. We’ve ranked all of the players that have seen a decent amount of first-team action from ‘Absolute bargain’ to ‘Waste of money’.
Oleksandr Zinchenko | UFA to Man City | £1.8m
Ederson | Benfica to Man City | £36.00m
Zinchenko isn’t one of City’s most important players but he’s a dependable player who can play multiple positions on the pitch. To get him for just £1.8m is a bargain.
Ederson is also one of Guardiola’s best signings. He is now one of the best goalkeepers in the world and, at 27, is set to be City’s number one for many years to come.
Rúben Dias | Benfica to Man City | £61.20m
Ilkay Gündogan | Dortmund to Man City | £24.30m
Rodri | Atletico Madrid to Man City | £56.43m
Dias has almost single-handedly transformed City’s defence from a weakness to a strength.
Gundogan was brilliant in the 2020/21 season, while Rodri is one of the best defensive midfielders in world football.
Riyad Mahrez | Leicester to Man City | £61.02m
Aymeric Laporte | Athletic Bilbao | £58.50m
Kyle Walker | Tottenham to Man City | £47.43m
João Cancelo | Juventus to Man City | £58.50m
John Stones | Everton to Man City | £50.04m
Gabriel Jesus | Palmeiras to Man City | £28.80m
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Bernardo Silva | Benfica to Man City | £45.00m
Leroy Sané | FC Schalke to Man City | £46.80m
Ferran Torres | Valencia to Man City | £20.70m
Zack Steffen | Colombus Crew | £6.14m
All of the names above have performed well in a City shirt.
Guardiola spent a lot on the likes of Mahrez, Laporte, Cancelo and Stones but they have all been value for money.
Torres had a promising first season at the club, scoring 13 times. At 21 years old, he could prove to be a bargain if he keeps on improving.
Time will tell:
Jack Grealish | Aston Villa to Man City | £100m
City smashed their transfer record to sign Grealish this summer.
He arrives with a hefty price tag but he certainly has the ability to perform at a very high level.
Whether he will be a success in Manchester, though, remains to be seen.
Danilo | Real Madrid to Man City | £27.00m
Nolito | Celta to Man City | £16.20m
Angeliño | PSV to Man City | £10.80m
Guardiola has largely been successful in the transfer market but he has made some poor signings.
Danilo flattered to deceive after signing from Real Madrid, while Nolito lasted just one season at the club before going back to Spain.
Angelino was re-signed for £10.8m in 2019 but made just 12 appearances before moving on again. He’s a good player but it just didn’t work out for him in England.
Waste of money:
Benjamin Mendy | Monaco to Man City | £51.75m
Nathan Aké | Bournemouth to Man City | £40.77m
Claudio Bravo | Barcelona to Man City | £16.20m
Mendy has had some rotten luck with injuries since signing. While he’s done okay when he plays, he hasn’t done anywhere near enough to justify his price tag.
Paying £40m for Ake, who is the club’s fourth choice defender, is just bizarre. he played just 13 times in his first season at the club.
Bravo was dropped in his first season at the club after some very poor performances, which says it all about his four-year spell.