Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree

Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree

"I'm happy with the effort the club did and I'm happy they managed to do 75 percent of the work before the Premier League starts".

The south coast club's last home game in the top flight was a 1-0 defeat by City on May 7 1983.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will curb their transfer spending in future years after a huge outlay on players during the close season.

Secretary, Brighton & Hove Albion Supporters' Club "I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983".

The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side.

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta - both arriving from Manchester City - have title-winning experience, as does Javier Hernandez, while Marko Arnautovic showed his quality in flashes at Stoke City. There's a gulf between Albion and City.

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West Ham United have spent big this summer, but they have been able to bring in four players with proven Premier League class. In the next three or four years Manchester City will buy one, two, maybe three players.

"So between the players we lost and the players we got, I think we are in a similar situation". But I think it is unsustainable. But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone.

Hernandez admitted that he is not sure whether he would celebrate a goal at Old Trafford, and refused to predict how many times he could find the back of the net over the course of the season.

"He's a good player, he's a player that will always score goals, he is a player that I would always welcome in my squad because he doesn't need many minutes on the pitch to score a goal. That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".

"We're not expected to beat teams like City".

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season".

"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season".

"It is going to finish, it is unsustainable", Guardiola said Friday, a day before the start of the Premier League season.

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