Man City’s 3-2 Community Shield defeat against Manchester United shows they are just ‘six or seven’ signings away from mounting a serious title challenge, according to manager Roberton Mancini.
The team dubbed the ‘noisy neighbours’ by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson have plenty to shout about after managing to score twice in the weekend’s traditional curtain-raiser.
And with the addition of around £250m worth of talent they can expect to beat their city rivals, says Mancini.
“We could do with three or four more strikers,” said Mancini.
“A midfielder or two or three would help,” he added.
“And perhaps a couple of defenders, some extra squad players and a decent goalkeeper to challenge Joe Hart.”
Man City appear to be a step closer to overhauling United thanks to the fact they are effectively owned by one of the wealthiest sovereign states in the world.
“In fairness we need to spend another £200-£250m to really stand a chance of winning the league,” said Man City fanzine editor David Anderson.
“But that’s probably only enough to buy one or two players of the calibre we need and then replace them in six months time when they realise Manchester in not a suburb of London.”