Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has explained how the club will function in the transfer market if they want to expand their squad in the summer transfer window.
City has added two new players to this window so far, with Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres arriving at the Etihad Stadium.
However, this may not be the end of their transfer business. The Premier League runner-up is slated to take on Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, who is also a serious target for Arsenal this summer.
The 22-year-old has impressed in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season and could move to the Premier League this summer.
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When Arsenal took on City in the transfer race, Al Mubarak outlined his club’s approach to the rest of the transfer market and indicated that the transfer deal was not yet over.
“You have to take that into account, and that’s part of this sensitivity approach that we have to take, but at the same time my position is clear – we don’t take a one-year position, we take a three, five- When we look at what changes or improvements we need to make for this squad, we will make it, ”he said as reported by Manchester evening news .
“We will do it and we will be sensible and pragmatic, but we will do what is necessary.
“I think you saw that we made rapid progress on the two acquisitions we made, Ake and Ferran Torres. We knew the players clearly, these were our goals, and when the opportunity arose we could do very well quickly and quickly and do business.
“There are additional players that we will bring in and we will obviously stick to the plan that reflects the realities of the market in which we live today.”
At the age of 22, Aouar also falls into the goals outlined by the city chief.
“When you look at the acquisitions we’ve made over the past few years, there’s a consistency to the type of player we’ve been aiming for in terms of age and quality,” he added.
“So we will continue on this path. We always see the age group as a priority for the first team in this 20 to 25 year old category – this is exactly the place we like. “
Arsenal have had talks with Lyon about Aouar, who may arrive at the Emirates Stadium this summer, but their goal of signing the midfielder may have gotten a little tougher.