Jamie Carragher fears for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola's future as the Blues close in on a club record signing.
City shipped five goals to Leicester in a damning defeat at the weekend despite Guardiola heavily investing in his defence since arriving.
John Stones arrived for £47.5million, Kyle Walker for £45m, Aymeric Laporte for £57m, Joao Cancelo for £60m and Nathan Ake for £41m. And Ruben Dias is due to arrive for £65m.
The Portugal international has flown via private jet to Manchester Airport and is due to be announced on Tuesday.
And Carragher believes if this transfer doesn't work out Guardiola will walk away from the club next summer.
"If this signing doesn't work and he's not a huge success, I don't think City can win the league (and) I don't see Guardiola staying at the club next season – certainly if they don't win the league," said Carragher on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.
"Maybe if they win the league he will sign a new contract and that is the big fear for me for Manchester City and this Pep project.
"There is so much riding on this. This is the guy to replace Kompany, if you like. £60million, a huge figure, but if this doesn't work it's possibly the end of the Pep project."
He added: "This [Dias] is the transfer, for me, has to work for Man City and the worry is that if you look back at the centre-backs that Pep's bought, even going back to his Barcelona days, it's not great.
"The big worry for me will be, has Pep got a huge blind spot with centre-backs or does he ask to much of you as a centre-back playing under Pep Guardiola?
"I look at Dias coming in and I really think there is a lot at stake for Man City with this signing."
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