No January Cash Splash For Man City – Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of any new player arriving the club during the January transfer window.
The coach insisted that if he couldn’t get the needed players during the summer transfer window, he is not interested in any January signing.
“I don’t want any players in January,” Guardiola is reported to have told a news conference ahead of the trip to Burnley on Tuesday.
“I don’t want any players. If we cannot do it in summer, we cannot do in January.
“Normally the players we could think it would be interesting to add something for our squad they are not going to sell it.”
The City manager also spoke on the contract situation of some players including David Silva who is set to leave the club at the end of the current season after 10 years at the Etihad Stadium as well as Fernandinho who will turn 35 in May and is yet to renew his contract.
“David’s confirmed he’s leaving,” said Guardiola.
“Fernandinho doesn’t know but it’s normal — the players that arrive at his age and this stage of their lives. Of course, we have to replace them.
“We don’t have to rebuild too much. Three players is not rebuilding the team. Rebuilding the team is seven or eight which we did in the second season when seven players finished their contract because 11 players were over 30. Buying two or three players is not rebuild it’s just substituting positions.”
Manchester City currently sits third on the premier league table, with 29 points after 14 games and behind Leceister City with 32 points while Liverpool is in top position with 40 points.