Staggering sum Pep Guardiola has splashed out on defenders at Man City highlighted following Leicester embarrassment

Pep Guardiola

A fascinating statistic, surrounding Pep Guardiola’s outlay on defensive reinforcements whilst at Manchester City, has been forthcoming this evening.

City humbled

The Sky Blues returned to Premier League action a short time ago, in a meeting with Leicester City at the Etihad.

The hosts headed into proceedings having gotten their campaign off to a solid start last weekend, with a 3-1 win at Wolves.

As such, Guardiola’s men were no doubt brimming with confidence ahead of kick-off.

When all was said and done in Manchester, however, City were brought back down to earth with a thud.

A staggering 90 minutes, jam-packed with action and controversy, eventually saw Leicester come away with the better of a 5-2 result.

Jamie Vardy proved the star of the show, notching a hat-trick for the visitors, including a pair of penalties either side of the interval.

James Maddison was also on target, bending home a wonderful effort from 25 yards, before Youri Tielemans added some gloss to the scoreline with a Leicester 5th two minutes from time.

Highlights: Man City 2-5 Leicester

Pep’s eye-watering spending

On the back of his side’s historical defeat (as outlined above, the first in which he has ever overseen a side to have conceded 5 goals), meanwhile, one aspect of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City stint to have been widely highlighted is the Spaniard’s spending.

The former Barca boss has never been afraid to splash the cash during his managerial career, a key factor behind his long-standing success.

Guardiola’s outlay on his side’s backline whilst at the Etihad, however, has proven nothing short of jaw-dropping.

And, fresh on the back of a legitimate defensive disaster-class this evening, an insight into just how much the Spaniard has forked out on stoppers has been forthcoming.

As showcased below, incredibly, Guardiola has overseen £345 million worth of defensive reinforcement as Citizens boss:

This is also not accounting for the imminent big-money addition of Ruben Dias from Benfica:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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