Khaldoon: City want to rebuild Uefa relationship
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says he bears no grudge against Uefa after the Euroconceded governing body’s failed attempt to ban the club from the Champions League.
And in a statement of intent ahead of the club’s attempt to take back the Premier League title from Liverpool, Khaldoon pledged his club would “do what it takes” to sign more players for Pep Guardiola’s squad this summer, adding to the £60.87million already invested on Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.
“Life is too short to carry grudges,” Khaldoon said. “It [the Champions League] is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and it is a competition we have to respect in order to win.
“And this was a challenge, it’s behind us, end of story as far as I am focused on one thing. How I can help this club compete in this competition and win it and how to have a constructive relationship with Uefa. I think it’s the only way to go.”
Khaldoon says there will be further summer recruits. “We will do what it takes,” he said. “There are additional players we will be bringing in, obviously within the realities of the market that we live in.”
Commitment: Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says Pep Guardiola will have more money to spend on his City squad