BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke believes his club "clearly" have more appeal than Pep Guardiola's new team in another swipe regarding Premier League rivals.
Dortmund have previous with launching sly digs at rival clubs. Having sold Ilkay Gundogan to City in June, the German club delivered a jab to Pep Guardiola’s new team in their official statement.
The statement read: "The midfielder ... will leave the eight-time German champions to join Manchester City, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season."
Similar was said following Henrikh Mkhitaryan's switch to Manchester United, with their official statement confirming the move including: "[Mkhitaryan wanted] to join the team who finished fifth in the Premier League last season."
And now when discussing Dortmund's summer plans ahead of the new season, Watzke has once again taken a swipe at City.
"Simply, there are five clubs in the world who offer more in terms of appeal and financial power," he told reporters.
"But when it comes to appeal, we certainly have more than Manchester City, you can state that clearly.
"We feel prepared for the next season with this squad. But we need patience and good nerves, if it does not work out in the beginning."