When Sheikh Mansour took over Manchester City in 2009, a stigma was soon attached to the North-West outfit.
Billions of pounds were flooded into the club and now they are one of the Premier League heavyweights.
In the past, City have spent huge amounts on signing new players, but this summer they have been relatively quiet.
Their only major new arrival of the window was Riyad Mahrez, who according to The Telegraph cost around £60m when City bought the winger from Leicester City earlier in the summer.
Elsewhere, some of their league rivals were splashing the cash on numerous signings.
When City secured the signature of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson last year from Benfica, the club broke the world record fee in a £35m deal.
Liverpool obliterated that when – as reported by The Guardian – the Merseyside outfit spent £66.9m bringing Alisson to Anfield from Roma.
Within a few weeks, the record was broken again when Chelsea landed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.
According to BBC Sport, the West London outfit, who hired Maurizio Sarri to replace Antonio Conte earlier this summer, parted with £71m to sign the keeper.
On Reddit, some City fans pointed fingers at their rivals and critics for the constant criticism that the club faces for spending big on transfers.