Khal­doon: City want to re­build Uefa re­la­tion­ship

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Football - By Chris Bas­combe

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

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