The manager said he is building for the future and has since signed goalkeeper Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker and Danilo.
It has been another strong showing of City's financial muscle but Guardiola insists the club have only paid market rates and such major rebuilding work is a one-off. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is". I assure you that.
"My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time".
"We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we made a decision to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said.
City have spent around 200 million pounds ($259.46 million) to strengthen their squad in the close-season with other title contenders including Chelsea and Manchester United also spending heavily to bolster their teams. "I will do my best like I did last season".
Guardiola will be hoping to improve upon last season's third placed finish. "If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution".
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Referring to an "imminent missile threat", it includes advice like: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you". We are rock solid, and we have the best in the world by a factor of five.
Speaking on his chances in the upcoming PL, the ex Bayern Munchen boss said; "Last season at my first press conference we were favourites, so nothing has changed".
"I have a feeling that we will score early and get a good win against Brighton on Saturday". But the solution is not changing players every season.
"They need to get another two or three players I think to have a chance of retaining that title".
"The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time". That won't matter too much, as they now have Premier League football to enjoy.
"I feel the same pressure as Barcelona when I arrived. We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is".