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The new 'galactic': Ranking of the most expensive signings of Guardiola's City

Published:10/05/2022 - 19:59h

Updated:10/05/2022 - 19:59h

Since his arrival in the summer of 2016, Pep Guardiola has been in charge of revolutionizing and improving the Manchester City squad, with a few 'galactic' signings due to their high price

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Pep Guardiola landed in Manchester in the summer of 2016 and, since, the picture 'citizen' has adueñado of England. In Europe has not had the same luck and accumulates a few tropiezos in the last years, being the traced back of the Real Madrid in semifinals the last disappointment that has carried the trainer of Santpedor in the Champions League, competition that does not win from 2011.

It is a mystery in all the norm, place Guardiola has explained at all times with the most competitive staff of Europe, in the Bayern of Munich and also in the Manchester City. In the English picture has been able to throw the house by the window in what to traspasos respecta, with a sinfín of signings in the last years to reinforce his team. The majority have arrived by prices estratoféricos, as Jack Grealish by 117 million euros the past summer.

The most recent has been Erling Haaland, the one who will add to the dynamics of the Manchester City from 1 July. His price of exit from the Borussia Dortmund has been of 'only' 60 million euros, as it has informed Fabrizio Romano, but with the commissions this figure will finish being much higher. It is the traspaso of the year, without place to doubts, and an incorporation that will give to Guardiola the best reference in possible attack.

The curious is that, although Haaland is one of the big jewels of the European football, is far to be one of the most expensive signings of Pep Guardiola in the Etihad Stadium. In fact, by in front of him there is other six players, being Grealish the one who heads the list. They paid to the Aston Villa 117 millions during the summer of 2021, by a player that is far to be indisputable headline in the picture of the 'sky blues'.

By behind the English, finds Rúben Dias, the one who arrived in the 2020 pertinent of the Benfica by 68 million euros. It is the central 'favourite' of Guardiola and one of the best of all Europe, without place to doubts. Riyad Mahrez Is in the third position of the ranking, by the one who paid around 67,8 'kilos' to the Leicester City in 2018. JoãOr Cancel follows him after having arrived to the Etihad Stadium by 65M from the Juventus in 2019.

In the fifth position appears Aymeric Laporte, with a traspaso 'rércord' from the Athletic of Bilbao by 65M in the summer of 2018, gone on down Rodri from the Athletic of Madrid in 2019 by 65 'kilos', Erling Haaland (60M) and Benjamin Mendy from the Monaco in 2017 by 57,5M. A very high figure by a player that, to day of today, is section of the club by his charges of sexual crimes (... And if they had known it before). In any case, the 'top 10' of signings more expensive close it John Stones (55,6M) and Kyle Walker (52,7M).

By behind, they find players like Bernardo Silva (50M), Nathan Aké (45,30M), Ederson (40M), Ferran Torres (33,5M), Gabriel Jesus (32M), Danilo (30M), Gündogan (27M), Claudio Bravo (18M), Nolito (18M) and Julián Álvarez (17M). More than billion of euros invested in traspasos... And still a lot for showing for the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola.

'Top 10' of signings more expensive of the City of Pep

  1. Jack Grealish: 117 million euros.
  2. Rúben Dias: 68 million euros.
  3. Riyad Mahrez: 68,7 million euros.
  4. JoãOr Cancel: 65 million euros.
  5. Aymeric Laporte: 65 million euros.
  6. Rodri: 62,7 million euros.
  7. Erling Haaland: 60 million euros.
  8. Benjamin Mendy: 57,5 million euros.
  9. John Stones: 55,6 million euros.
  10. Kyle Walker: 52,7 million euros.

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