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Al-Mubarak expecting City critics to increase

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak claims that he is expecting 'more criticism' as the club close in on their latest big-money transfer target.

City are poised to take their summer spending to around £120m with the £24m capture of Everton's Joleon Lescott, which is expected to be sealed on Tuesday, but the chief is aware that any City success is bound to be greeted with a degree of scepticism, just as some outsiders would love it.

''There will always be critics and I know that will only increase,'' Khaldoon told the club website. ''With the ambition we have and what we have committed to the club there will be more criticism.

''It is frustrating but it will only be there because of our success. It doesn't faze anyone here. We are looking forward to proving we can do it that right way.''

Two wins from two so far is certainly a decent start, even if it has come at a large financial cost.

Not that Khaldoon is complaining. He goes along with Hughes' belief that City have spent their money wisely.

''The value of a player is down to the purchasing club,'' said Khaldoon. ''Maybe the value of Carlos Tevez to Manchester City was different to his value for Manchester United.

''The reality is we are trying to build a club to be the best in Europe. That takes time and a financial commitment. You will not reach that top echelon of European football by not investing.

''We have made team judgements on the areas where we need to invest and I think the results will show they were the right choices.''


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