We have tried and very publicly failed to sign two very expensive strikers in the last week. Hardly speaks of a long term strategic commitment to the academyIncreasingly looking like City are backing the Academy topped up by players who add to the mix.
This was the stated aim backed by Txiki and Pep. It would be Peps crowning glory to see a dominant City team built around academy and young players with the addition of marquee signings. Economically it would blow the history clubs out of the water.
Already Manchester City success is attracting young supporters from other clubs.