Pep continues: We’ve spent 300 million for six players, while others have done it for two
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola, who sparked the spirits a few days ago claiming he has no budget for expensive players, said he has attracted six players for £ 300m while other clubs have spent the same amount on just two players. City just broke his transfer record, paying £ 57m for Emerich Laporte, which is Pep’s sixth addition for the 2017/18 season.
“I understand criticism, but we’ve spent £ 300 million on six players, other clubs have made it for two, we’ve had a lot of older players running out of contracts, so we can spend a lot of money in order to compete. we spend the money on two players, we do it differently, we understand the inflation of prices in the market, we accept the criticism, but more importantly, everyone that we have gotten on is playing well, “Guardiola said.
The manager added that Leroy Sane, who suffers an ankle injury after Joe Bennett’s spanking in the Manchester City-Cardiff match for England, will be absent for six or seven weeks. This means that he will miss the League Cup final with Arsenal, as well as the 1/8-finals of the Champions League against Basel. In addition, a 22-year-old German who has 11 goals and 14 assists since the start of the season will not be available for the Premier League matches against West Bromwich, Burnley, Leicester, Arsenal and Chelsea.