Vice-chairman Sammy Yu warns Birmingham City will not blow all of their £40million spending spree on one or two "superstars". Yu, has warned Blues fans not to expect the type of eight-figure fees that have become familiar Manchester City.
"They have a different way," he told The Independent of the Eastlands outfit.
"Their logic is to do it immediately with the resources they have, get things done the next day. All the best to them, but we are different. We have to make a plan for a long-term programme.
"There's no point buying two or three top players costing £20-£40m who come in as superstars, standing in the middle of the park and doing nothing.
"It could happen. We'll get players of reasonable standard, better than we have, who can adapt to the club. We'll accumulate step by step like that, then we'll have a healthy way of proceeding to the top level.
"History has told us about Leeds, a big club, but how quickly they collapsed. From the top of the world to the bottom of hell."