Two days ago, Atletico midfielder Rodri joined and officially signed with Manchester City for 5 years. Next season, he will wear the No. 16 "Blue Moon Jersey". With a value of 70 million euros, Rodri has become The most expensive signing in Manchester City's history. Prior to this, Manchester City also signed back left-back Angelino from PSV. So far this summer, the defending Premier League champions have completed two important supplements, although they are no better than Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Normally "lively", but after Guardiola has been building and running in Manchester City for a long time, the main frame is basically formed, and the lineup is relatively in place, so the cost of signings will not be too much.
Man City’s current signings are very rational. Although Guardiola has made a list of prey after the end of the season, until now, Guardiola has not urged the club’s top management to speed up. The previous model before the start of the season is exactly the same. Guardiola will express his signing needs very directly, but he will not be too much about whether the deal is formed or not.
Moreover, Manchester City is citing. One aspect of support is very commendable. Although sitting on the "rich" Mansour consortium, the clubSo far there has not been a single transaction of over 100 million yuan, but the 50 million level signings are more accurate. Except for Mahrez’s failure, the remaining players are elites, such as Laporte (57 million) and De Bruyne (55 million), Walker (53 million), Mendy (52 million), Sterling (49 million), Stones (47.5 million) and so on.
And while introducing two young players, Manchester City is also simultaneously carrying out age restructuring to "remove aging". For example, next season Manchester City will no longer have the figure of meritorious Kompany, and David Silva will leave soon. There is a team in the British Sky Sports. Comparing the data, when Guardiola first came to Manchester City, half of the 22 players who played in the Premier League in the previous season were over 30 years old. In addition, there are five main players who are 28 years old. Now, "Blue Moon" is on. Among the 9 players who have played more than 30 times in the season, they are basically between 23 and 25 years old.
With the bidding farewell to Kompany next season, the 25-year-old Laporte has become the preferred central defender, and Stones is still on the riseHopefully, the post-00 demon star Phil Foden is considered to be the successor of David Silva, while the newly joined Angelino is only 22 years old, and the team’s internal bidder Rodri is only 23 years old. Manchester City has further reduced. age.
At the same time, "Sky Sports" also brought out another set of comparative data. The age range of the main lineup of Manchester United's triple crown was 22 to 27 years old, unbeaten with Arsenal. The age structure of the legendary period is similar, 2004/05 Chelsea is the same, that is to say, Manchester City's overall age structure has approached the necessary conditions for the Premier League dynasty. Now it seems that Guardiola's dedication and transformation of Manchester City has achieved a phased victory. At the beginning, he brought the transmission and control system into the "British Rough" and achieved it in the overall atmosphere of speed, strength, and high play. Success must have its advantages. Now, through age restructuring and strategic signings, "Blue Moon" has a terrible lineup depth. It can be said that Manchester City has no obvious shortcomings, and the next step is to continue to defend the rule. It's time.