Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are expected to be active in the transfer market this summer, with the Premier League champions looking to recruit three new faces.
Last summer was a fairly quiet one for them with just Riyad Mahrez coming in for a club record fee from Leicester City. The Algerian scored some important goals which helped his new club win four of the five competitions they were involved in.
City won every trophy on offer last season barring that elusive first Champions League title and Pep will know that he needs a big squad if they're to go on and improve on their magnificent 18/19 campaign.
He's already been busy, with his first signing expected to arrive imminently in the form of Atletico Madrid man Rodri, who's expected to cost in the region of €70m and looks like the perfect long term replacement for Fernandinho.
The 23 year-old has been tracked by Pep for some time and he adds class and solidity to a key area of the pitch, something they can lack at times when Fernandinho is out.
The Spaniard looks like a class signing but he could potentially be their final overseas/foreign import due to Premier League rules.
These rules state that every club in the top flight must reserve 8 spaces in their 25-man squad for homegrown players over the age of 21.
As it stands, Manchester City have just four on their books at the moment in John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and Fabian Delph which meant that last year, City could only use a 21 man squad.
But with the latters future looking uncertain under Guardiola, if he was to move on then City's squad for the upcoming Premier League season would be reduced to just 20. Far from ideal when looking to defend the their title and win another four competitions.