Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Guardiola: I'm so happy with this Man City squad

Guardiola: I'm so happy with this Man City squad

Rattled by a chastening first season in England, Pep Guardiola has gone back to the drawing board in an attempt to fashion Manchester City into Premier League champions. It was a good test for us. "We go to sign and other clubs are always going to ask us for more". Diario Gol have suggested that the 25-year-old has sparked interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United and City.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season".

"Danilo is 26, (Benjamin) Mendy is 23, Bernardo (Silva) is 22, Ederson is 23, so we bought players who are going to be stable for the next years". We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City.

That is how you stay at the top for a sustained period of time.

Guardiola actually enquired about Busquets last summer but a move never materialised, and it will surely be a hard task again this summer after Barca lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record transfer.

After bolstering their squad, Guardiola's side - who came third last season - have been made favourites to win the title, but the City manager said he could cope with that burden.

"I think it is unsustainable".

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. "We will maybe change one important player".

"We did it earlier, so we were lucky because now it would be so much more expensive with what has happened in the last weeks". It would appear as though Pep Guardiola will use a 3-5-2 formation in the new campaign, which could see Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero start up front, and with players like Yaya Toure, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne creating chances, we could see Man City score goals for fun this term.

"The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed".

Guardiola voiced an interest in Busquets last summer but a move for the holding midfielder never materialised. We can play good and we can win games. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is".

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