Etihad insider reveals major Man City plans

Manchester City are eager to press ahead with plans to extend their Etihad home, according to the Sun.

The Sky Blues are reportedly determined to make the stadium the second largest club venue in Britain, trailing only Old Trafford in terms of capacity.

Having spent around £60m to make it a 55k seater only last year, top brass with the Citizens are understood to want to further its development.

Following the arrival of Pep Guardiola and over a £100m worth of players, the club are understood to have seen their Premier League fixtures 98% full so far this term.

One of the richest clubs in the world, they are said to have been delighted about the recent attendance figures.

The arena has also been used for concerts in recent years, with Take That believed to be ready to play a host of gigs there in the near future.

It is further claimed that the club have plans to extend it BEYOND Old Trafford’s 76k capacity as they continue to grow and grow.

“The club feel the time is right to extend the stadium even further to mark the Pep Guardiola era”, a club source is quoted as saying.

“Planning permission was sought to extend both ends of the stadium when the expansion scheme was first started.

“Talks are now on-going to find the best possible time for contractors to start moving in to begin the work.”

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