The Manchester City fans who are competing in a pool tournament in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing reports that the club are set to spend a significant amount of money this summer.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Premier League side have given new manager Pep Guardiola a war chest of £250 million to make new additions this summer.
Guardiola has already completed the signing of Ilkay Gudongan and it appears that the spending will not end anytime soon with Althletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte expected to sign for the club early next week.
The Spanish manager is looking to complete an overhaul on the current squad which he believes is nowhere near good enough for the brand of football that he wants the team to perform in front of the fans at the Etihad Stadium next season.
On the list of targets for Gurdiola are two new centre halves, two midfielders and a new goalkeeper and with a major clear out expected few if the current squad are believed to be safe picks for next season.
Our landlord in The Tavern believes that should Guardiola achieve the signings of all his targets this summer that Manchester City will be the team to beat in the Premier League next season.