By Paul Robinson

10th Nov, 2022 | 3:00pm

Robinson taken aback by Man City after £42m reveal - 'it's remarkable'

Paul Robinson expects the Man City business model to be copied after the club posted record revenue for the 2021-22 campaign.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs and England number one said the club’s finances are “remarkable” given how much has been invested in the first-squad.

On Monday (7 November), Man City announced their annual report for last season.

The Cityzens boasted revenues of £613million and record profits of £41.7million, the latter being more than double the previous club record.

Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League for the fourth time in five seasons in the 2021-22 campaign.

When asked by Football Insider if the rest of the Premier League would be worried by the record figures posted by City, Robinson said: “Look, it is an incredible business model.

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“The accounts show just how good it is.

“To make the signings they have and announce a profit is quite remarkable.

“The academy is paying massive dividends for them at the moment. They are making a lot of money from their young talent. That is helping generate the record revenue we are talking about.

“Their business model should be copied many times over by other clubs.

“It has obviously involved a lot of investment as well. They were given a head start if you like. It doesn’t take away from the great work they have done though.”

In other news, a pundit has backed Man City to win the race to Rafael Leao’s signature after a transfer update from Italy.