City boss not optimistic he will find the players to strengthen his squad.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told the Daily Express that he is concerned about this summer’s upcoming transfer window.
The Italian is under pressure to deliver the goods for City after failing to guide his team to a second Premier League title, and the former Inter Milan boss will need a better transfer window this year than last.
Despite strong financial backing, Mancini’s signings last year were almost entirely flops, with Jack Rodwell, Maicon and Scott Sinclair having a minimal impact on the first-team. Several players such as Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri are being widely tipped to leave as well and replacements will be needed.
Mancini says he is not confident that City will fight off competition from other top clubs for the players he wants, after losing out on prime target Robin van Persie to Manchester United last time – a player who later proved crucial to helping United to their title win.
“I don’t think there are a lot of good players (available) around the world,” he said.
“There are also four or five top teams who want to buy good players. It could be difficult.”
Mancini added that for now his mind is not on transfers and he is simply focused on ending the season strongly.
“My strategy is only one, to get the second position and try and win the FA Cup. After this we start to work for next year.”