Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted his membership can not afford to purchase Erling Haaland to replace Sergio Aguero this summer time.
City head into the upcoming switch window ready to lose their file scorer to free company. The membership introduced Aguero’s forthcoming departure from a outstanding 10-year Etihad spell on Monday. As such, tributes have come in all through the week for one of many Premier League’s greatest ever strikers.
Nevertheless, the main target has shortly turned to who City will sign in the summertime.
Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland is, in impact, a key target. In actual fact, his agent and father most likely traveled to England on Friday for talks with 4 Premier League golf equipment, City amongst them.
The 20-year-old, who is taken into account a future Ballon winnerOr, is more likely to face a payment of £ 154 million.
City have been made one of many favorites to land the talent of the technology, however Guardiola has claimed that his membership can not afford the deal.
What’s extra, a raid for Tottenham’s Harry Kane is out of the query.
“With the costs we’re not going to purchase any strikers, it is unimaginable, we won’t afford it,” the manager instructed reporters.
“I wish to be clear, perhaps we will discover a player to replace Sergio. When it comes to numbers he could also be replaced however what he means to this membership is unimaginable.
“Now we have loads of players within the first team now and attention-grabbing players within the academy, and with the economic system in world football now we’re not going to sign a striker this season.
“All of the golf equipment are struggling financially, too. Now we have Gabriel [Jesus], Ferran [Torres] which has been superb, Raheem [Sterling] like 9 falsehoods. As we speak there’s extra chance than we are going to sign an attacker. ”
Guardiola has additionally successfully used Phil Foden as a pretend 9. In actual fact, the England international player shined in that position within the 3-1 win over Chelsea in January.
Guardiola sings compliments on Iheanacho
One striker within the type of Premier League leaders City is set to face off as they journey to Leicester on Saturday with their former player Kelechi Iheanacho.
The Nigerian, who left City in 2017, has scored seven goals in his last 4 video games for Brendan Rodgers´ Foxes.
Guardiola said: “Superb. The standard was there. He was a young player right here and I believe with Gabriel we did not have sufficient area.
“He is a great particular person, we had an excellent relationship, and I am glad to see him enjoying well.”
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