Manchester City has often been criticized for their spending power from jealous rivals as they have splashed their cash in the past.
The expenditure plan has been correct as that team has gone on to win four out of five Premier League titles, domestic trophies and came close to winning the Champions League in previous seasons. We can wait for our glory.
This summer has been a little different. Now, City has returned a £60 million profit following a clearout at the Etihad with first-team sales eclipsing the money spent on quality additions. This is despite spending a reported £119m.
It is funny how the latest astute business has kept rival fans quiet, while the transfer activity in the red half of Manchester and Football Manager style buying over at Chelsea has oddly stayed on a similar noise level given their requirements to compete again.
Back to City, Pep and the hierachy solved their business early this summer, identifying their key targets and getting them. It was the departures and the rumoured outgoing that made most of the headlines this summer.
Now, that the transfer window has closed and Fabrizio Romano has gone into hibernation for the winter months of inactivity, we can evaluate the signings and transfer window as a whole; looking at the incoming, departures and overall business done this summer.
First, we look at the incomings and reflect on the rumours.