Manchester City got off to a great start in this summer transfer window, shifting out old players who won't help anymore and signing two fantastic young players with incredible potential in Éderson and Bernardo Silva.
Then we were promised Alexis Sánchez and four full-backs, plus a center-back and maybe another midfielder. None of that has been done, and perhaps the most important signing of the summer may not be happening.
A few weeks ago, City were very close to signing Dani Alves. Then he terminated his Juventus contract, and we thought it was a matter of hours before the announcement. The announcement didn't come, and Paris Saint-German then joined the party making a big offer to hijack the deal and bring Dani to France.
Dani Alves and his new wife are now in France, and there are reports claiming that a deal has been agreed between PSG and Alves. City remain confident that Dani will sign for them, but this doesn't look good anymore. In fact, reports in Paris now say that Alves has signed a two-year deal with PSG and the announcement is coming soon. And if this does go south, it's time to take a long, hard look at the board.
Txiki Begiristain and his staff have a lot of money available and they now have Pep Guardiola as a reason to attract more players to the club. And yet, window after window, we end up not signing really good defenders to improve a critical area of the team that has been problematic for years.
We keep getting attackers and young players for the Academy, and we've now signed three goalkeepers in the last three years. We don't really need them, but apparently that's all Txiki is doing. Maybe we're just freaking out with the lack of announcements and we'll get Mendy, Dani Alves, Kyle Walker and Ryan Bertrand before the US tour as expected, but maybe we should freak out and then be really frustrated with the board.
If this transfer window turns into Typical City again, then we should probably give up.