Guardiola is a manager I will always categorized as a genius. The way he makes teams play out of precision, planning and true to what football should be, always makes me like him.
But what value addition does he do apart from that?
Pellegrini, Mancini have won the PL with lesser bunch of talents. Pellegrini has also payed some great football with his bunch.
So is 430m of influx absolutely necessary for Guardiola to be able to give the same output with say 20% better football?
430m on top of talents he already inherited(Aguero, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Kompany, Otamendi, Yaya Toure). In a way he has 650m worth of talent in his disposal.
What manager worth his salt won’t win titles if given such a squad?
Is Guardiola unable to do his work unless equiped with world class quality players?
I mean 30m for Danilo as a backup fullback. That is just a cheat mode right there.
I mean I love the football he brings but can he really state that he has a number on all his competing managers if he just hogs up all quality players he can in whichever league he goes.
I guess he can justify all this is by winning CL by beating two of Real Madrid/Barca/PSG.
in Euros (from transfermarkt)
John Stones - 57m
Leroy Sane - 50m
Gabriel Jesus - 32m
Gundogan - 27m
Nolito - 18m
Bravo - 18m
Mendy - 57m
Kyle Walker - 51m
Bernardo Silva - 50m
Ederson - 40m
Danilo - 30m
Total - 430m in 3 windows.
PS - Don’t get me wrong. I am bored of Arsenal and would welcome an unfair title win as well.
And if I was a manager and I had the power to purchase, I would go FIFA as well.