Mancini wants more signings
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini does not want the signing of Jack Rodwell to represent the end of the club's transfer activity.
Last Updated: 12/08/12 6:07pm
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini does not want the signing of Jack Rodwell to represent the end of the club's activity in the summer transfer window as he seeks to bring in additional new faces.
Rodwell's £15million move from Goodison Park to City is expected to go through, subject to him passing a medical, and it will make him Mancini's first capture of the close-season.
The Italian had on Friday declared himself "unhappy" at the lack of new arrivals and seemingly took a swipe at City sporting director Brian Marwood as City prepare to begin the defence of the Premier League title and look for success in the UEFA Champions League.
And Mancini said after Sunday's Community Shield win over Chelsea: "We are looking for other players. I don't know which players. I don't want to say which. Speak with Brian Marwood.
"I said I was unhappy (on Friday). It is normal. Every manager is unhappy with one week to go and you haven't bought any players.
"I hope we are working and maybe this week or in 10 days we can do something about this.
"I wait at this moment and tomorrow is the time to talk about new players."
Mancini clearly sees Rodwell as a player for the future and admits he needs to improve to break into the current starting line-up at City.
He said: "Jack is a good player. He is young. It is the first time he is in a club that plays to win and it will be different for him.
"But in a couple of years I am sure he will be a top and stronger midfielder. He has good quality.
"Rodwell is a player that needs to improve to play in this XI but he is young and a good player for our future.
"We are interested in all good players. I liked him last season. For this reason, we bought him."