Since being taken over by Arab owners, Manchester City has spent a huge amount of investment to serve the plan to upgrade the squad.
With a systematic plan to upgrade the quality of the squad combined with the skillful leadership of Pep Guardiola, the blue half of Manchester is increasingly asserting its position, creating long-term dominance in the domestic arena and even won the Champions League last season.
However, besides massively purchasing personnel, The Citizens also do well in youth training. Some of the adult stars from their academy are used by Pep such as Phil Foden or Rico Lewis, others were sold when Man City received a suitable offer.
Romeo Lavia is a mature product of Man City’s training facility. He was pushed to Southampton in the summer of 2022, before becoming one of Chelsea’s blockbuster contracts.
There is also the case of Cole Palmer, who also joined the Blues in a deal worth 47 million euros.
According to statistics from The Athletic, Man City pocketed about 150 million pounds (about 174 million euros) in the last 3 transfer windows thanks to the sale of academy players, huge numbers.
This amount of money is even more than the total cost that their neighbor – Man Utd spent to recruit the blockbuster couple Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund (about nearly 140 million euros).
Truong Son | 17:47 September 15, 2023