Man City break record for biggest single-window spend

Date published: Tuesday 25th July 2017 9:10

Manchester City have broken the record for the biggest single-window transfer spend this summer.

Pep Guardiola has sanctioned over £200million worth of signings after a relatively disappointing season.

City ended the campaign in third place in the Premier League, while it was the first season of Guardiola’s managerial career in which he did not win silverware.

The Spaniard has responded with drastic changes to his squad, with 19 players leaving permanently or on loan so far.

Six players have arrived, with Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m) and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson (£34.9m) the first two.

Kyle Walker then joined from Tottenham for a £51m fee, while Douglas Luiz was signed from Vasco de Gama before being loaned straight out to Girona.

This week, full-backs Danilo and Benjamin Mendy have arrived for £26.5m and £52m respectively, setting the benchmark for single-window transfer spends.

Real Madrid held the record with their £218m outlay in summer 2009, when Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka arrived for world-record fees.

City have spent £100,000 more than the Spanish giants – and it’s still July.


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