‘That means Koulibaly is coming for sure’ – Fans react as City chairman outlines transfer strategy

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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says the club will be making more signings this summer, and are ready to buy players outside of their usual age-range of 20-25 years old.

The arrivals of defender Nathan Ake, at 25, and 20-year-old winger Ferran Torres both fit the age profile to which City prefer to adhere when bringing in players.

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“We don’t take a one-year view, we take a three, five, 10 year-view and when we look at what changes or improvements we have to make for this squad, we are going to make them,” the club chairman said.

“We’ll be sensible and pragmatic about it but we will do what it takes, I think you’ve seen when it comes to the two acquisitions we have made, Ake and Ferran Torres, we moved quickly.

“There are additional players we will be bringing in and we will stick to the plan, obviously within the realities of the market that we live in today.”y

” If you look at the acquisitions we have made over the past couple of years, there’s a consistency in the type of player we have targeted in terms of age and quality.

“So we will continue down that road. The age bracket, we are always looking at it as a priority for the first team, in that 20- to 25-year-old category – that’s kind of the spot that we like.

“But at the same time, the reason I don’t like to box myself in with this answer is because sometimes opportunities come up that fit with what the manager wants and with what we need for the squad that might be out of that box and if that’s the case, we’re pragmatic enough to make that move.

“So nothing is set in stone. We clearly have a way of doing business in terms of targets that are well defined but at the same time, we’re pragmatic enough to take the opportunity if that opportunity comes up.”

That would fit with Koulibaly who, at 29, would hopefully provide some of the leadership the Blues lost when Vincent Kompany left last summer.

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