The 49-year-old, who previously served as vice-president at Barcelona and is the current CEO of New York City FC, has claimed two more signings are in the pipeline, following the arrivals of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Celta Vigo forward Nolito.
As quoted by MEN, he said; “You need to change three, four or five players in a season. We have two new players, one gone and maybe we’re halfway.
“There will be some more. Two deals are close, the other deals are fairly advanced. Some players don’t want to announce anything until they (the Euros) are finished.”
And the regional newspaper believe Soriano was likely referring to £40million-rated Schalke starlet Leroy Sane, who has rapidly emerged as one of European football’s most in-demand youngsters.
The 20-year-old bagged eight goals and six assists in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season to claim a place in Germany’s Euro 2016 squad – so it’s likely a City transfer would have to wait until the tournament comes to an end.
In regards to the second deal, Manchester Evening News speculate Soriano could have been hinting at Everton defender John Stones or Oleksandr Zinchenko – whose £1.7million Etihad transfer was confirmed earlier this week.