Guardiola: 'Real Madrid are signing good players, but only Manchester City spend money'
- Blancos have already landed several top-profile players.
- Ex-Barca coach makes an ironic admission hinting at the common belief that City are the only team that spend big on the market.
- Madrid, meanwhile, will have to start selling to comply with the UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.
Los Blancos have already penned several top players as they look to boost their squad for the upcoming season, with ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola ironically pointing out his current club Man City are still considered top spenders:
"Real Madrid are signing good players, but only Manchester City spend money here," Guardiola said during the Costa Brava Legends Trophy.
"The one who they signed from Chelsea [Eden Hazard] is very good."
"He is an impressive player and one of the best I've seen."
"Spanish football has signed a player with whom you are going to have a lot of fun."
Los Blancos have already landed the likes of Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard.
However, because of these transfers, Real Madrid will have to start selling quickly in order to comply with the UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, according to Diario AS. If they are expected to splash around 400 million euros on the transfers this summer, they will have to make €300m back from the sales.
This won't be easy, though. Both James Rodriguez, who announced his Bayern Munich departure earlier this week, and Gareth Bale could command huge fees.
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