Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay

FILE - In this Saturday, July 29, 2017 file photo, Manchester City's Brahim Diaz, center, celebrates with teammates Demean Duhaney, left, and Phil Fod

FILE - This is a Sunday, April 2, 2017 file photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as he gestures during the English Premier League soccer mat

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the club will rein in its spending for the rest of his time in charge after an outlay approaching $500 million in his first two summer transfer windows.

Guardiola said City's unprecedented levels of spending "was going to finish, it's unsustainable," and that "of course, for the next three, four years, Manchester City is going to buy one, two players" each window.

Guardiola said an overhaul of City's playing staff was necessary after taking over one of the oldest squads in Europe. He has spent 200 million pounds ($260 million) this offseason, mostly on full backs, to follow on from 170 million ($207 million) last summer.

He said "we are not going to spend how we spent this season, I assure you that."