Pellegrini: Man City academy will be important

New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says the club's academy will be a cornerstone of their first team planning.

New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says the club's academy will be a cornerstone of their first team planning.

While City have already splashed out £45million on Fernandinho and Jesus Navas this summer, the long-term aim is for the club to start producing more of their own players.

Pellegrini said: “My relationships with director of football Txiki Begiristain for the first-team squad and with Brian Marwood for all the academy are very important.

“The young players are important to develop better players. Every day we have to have contacts with Brian.

“The club has invested a lot of money in young players and that’s one of my duties here at City. We have to be very close and know what is happening in both squads.

“It’s impossible for one club to invest a lot of money every year. Every year we must have one or two players arriving from the academy to the first team.

“It’s one of my jobs and I will work with Brian. We want Manchester City to have one style, the way we play.”

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