Julian Nagelsmann slams Man City, Manchester United and Premier League rivals over spending – Manchester Evening News

Julian Nagelsmann has taken aim at Manchester City and Manchester United for spending big this summer.

In a market which was expected to be supressed by the Covid-19 pandemic, City have already broken the Premier League transfer record once to sign Jack Grealish for £100million from Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, if the champions are successful in their follow-up pursuit for Harry Kane, they will almost-certainly top that milestone once again.

Over at Old Trafford, a double statement of intent from United has seen them sign England forward Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane for a combined £106.9million.

Spending has not been restricted to Manchester, though, as Chelsea also welcome Romelu Lukaku back to the UK after rubber-stamping a £97.5million deal with Serie A champions Inter Milan.

Bayern Munich and the other big-hitters across Europe have not splashed out to quite the same level.

Indeed, having replaced Hansi Flick at the Allianz Arena helm, former RB Leipzig coach Nagelsmann has ‘only’ spent £38.5million on French defender Dayot Upamecano.

His announcement preceded Nagelsmann heading to the Bundesliga giants, too, and Bayern don’t expect too much further high-profile movement before the window slams shut.

Asked if the German club are planning to make any more signings, he said: “We will see.

“It is not easy to spend loads of money, we are not in the Premier League.

“If it is possible then, perhaps, we will get in a new player. If not, it’s okay as well and we will work with the players that we have in our squad.”

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