Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 12, 2017

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed both Ilkay Gundogan and Benjamin Mendy will miss the club's trip to Brighton on Saturday.

Guardiola spent around £200m this summer to bring in five players.

Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, Mendy and Danilo have all joined, giving his squad a more vibrant, energetic look.

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.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season", Guardiola said Friday on the eve of his side's opening game of the new Premier League season at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion.

"I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting".

Ibrahimovic is a free agent after United released him at the end of last season and is battling back to fitness, after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April. "We needed to do that because four or five players were out of contract". "We are here to win the games and titles. Sooner or later it's going to finish", he said. But the solution is not changing players every season. "The big fail now takes one week in football!" We will change one important player, it depends on who we are going to stay.

Hernandez is now likely to make his Premier League debut for the Hammers against his former club and said of the Red Devils ahead of the game, "It was a great experience [there] ... only happiness".

After finishing third last season, Guardiola is hopeful a younger team can mount a stronger title challenge but insists he does not feel under any additional pressure to win the Premier League this term.

Asked about extra pressure, he added: "It's the same pressure as I had last season".

"City are probably not going to know as much about us as we do about them".

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