Manchester City are, tirelessly, still looking to add to their $ 200 million summer spending spree, this was confirmed by Pep Guardiola who refused to comment on the possibility of stealing away Kylian Mbappe from Real Madrid. Rather he keeps saying that everything is possible.
Anyway, it is most likely that the possible target to succeed is the move for Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Monaco Teenage striker Mbappe. Unfortunately, Real Madrid also has eyes on the 18 year old striker and have agreed at a fee of 160 million pounds which is about $ 210 million and 180 million euros.
Guardiola confirmed that city is still weighing their options in the market, and he still doesn’t know if another striker would be a nice option for the team at the moment. “We have the two exceptional forwards in Gabriel (Jesus) and Sergio (Aguero),” he said.
“The competition (Premier League) starts on the 12th (of August) and the market is still open. That is not good for all the clubs…We will see until the end of the transfer window.”…The market finishes on August 31, which is not good for the managers…The competition (Premier League) starts on the 12th (of August) and the market is still open. That is not good for all the clubs…We will see until the end of the transfer window.”
City’s latest signing Mendy (left Back) arrived from Monaco in a 52 Million Pounds with its equivalent in Dollars and euros as 67 Million and 58 Million respectively. The 23-year-old is still around a fortnight from featuring in a City shirt due to injury, but Guardiola is delighted to have brought in a defender who made such an impression during Monaco’s Champions League campaign last season.
“He can attack inside and outside,” Guardiola said. “He’s a young player so sometimes you have to pay a bit more for them.,,“But we have one guy for the next five or six years.” Bringing in younger players at the back was clearly on Guardiola’s mind this summer. After jettisoning the 30-something quartet of Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Aleksandar Kolarov to bring in fellow full-backs Mendy, Danilo and Kyle Walker.
City spent £130 million ($169 million, 145 million euros)on that trio alone, yet Guardiola believes they will offer long-term value for money. “Manchester City didn’t invest in their full-backs for six or seven years and all four were 30-31 years old,” he said. “We decided to make the squad younger and we tried to get the best full-backs possible. “Dani Alves was free but decided to go to Paris. Kyle, Mendy and Danilo were the best options we had.”
Pep Guardiola yet in another comment of his has made it clear that anything could happen , and that Mbappe is still in Monaco, and hasn’t been bought by Real Madrid. City’s spending has already topped 200 million Pounds in the current transfer window, even at that, Guardiola says, there is still money to compete with the La Liga giants for the player.
“There’s a lot of teams that are playing in the Champions League that are in the Premiere League. Players are important and we always try to get the best players”, he also said. “We have come along way but in order to get to the level of Barcelona and Real Madrid, we just need time.”
He also made it clear saying “the player is still at Monaco still on that team. Anything can happen. We are still looking at a lot of other players, but he is still on that team”. We know Pep Guradiola is up to something, and would surprise City fans with an incredible staunt before the transfer window closes. City is bound to be a lot Hotter and Better.
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