Pep Guardiola reconstructs his defence

Mendy the next to arrive


Posted Sunday, July 23, 2017 by Marca.com

Pep Guardiola reconstructs his defence

The priority in the summer transfer market for Pep Guardiola was clear: to reinforce, and change, his defence.

In the final stretch of last season, because of the poor results, it became obvious to everyone, least of all Manchester City's coach, that something had to be done with the back line.

For that reason, Guardiola asked the board to back him and since then, several players have already arrived ... with Mendy from Monaco the next expected purchase.

With that transfer to add to the list, the English club will have spent in the region of almost 245 million euros on defenders in little more than a year.

Pep Guardiola reconstructs his defence

Last season, Otamendi (45 million euros) and Stones (55m) were signed, and the two will be the central pairing for this campaign.

To them are added two of the best full-backs in Europe.

Kyle Walker was the first to arrive for a whopping 57m euros, with promising 23-year-old Mendy costing 57.5m.

Real Madrid midfielder Danilo, who leaves Real Madrid for 30m, will be a luxury substitute for a team who are happy to keep breaking records in terms of the cost of buying defenders.



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