Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out the potential of spending £100m on a participant this summer season however remained coy when requested about hypothesis linking him with a transfer for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
The Catalan tactician just lately dismissed the suggestion that Metropolis might embark on a summer season switch splurge in a bid to exchange the outgoing Sergio Aguero, claiming the membership merely cannot afford to take action.
The Premier League leaders face Dortmund within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night time – providing Guardiola the possibility to see Haaland in motion – and whereas he claims the membership have determined to not spend huge cash this summer season, he did not rule out the potential of a late change of coronary heart.
“Possibly sooner or later, it will occur when the membership resolve it is necessary to enhance the staff for the following 5 or ten years,” he mentioned as reported by Sky Sports activities.
“However up to now the membership, the organisation, the CEO, the sporting director, have determined to not do it and that is why they have not finished it. Possibly sooner or later, I do not know.”
With big-money arrivals clearly not an impossibility at Metropolis this summer season, Guardiola was requested how a lot he believed Haaland was value, although he refused to be drawn on the subject.
“I do not know, it’s a query for Borussia Dortmund and his agent,” he added. “I perceive individuals ask about Haaland, he’s an distinctive striker, however it’s not applicable for me to speak about him.”
With an unprecedented quadruple on the playing cards this season, Guardiola was fast to quash solutions that Metropolis’s high quality Premier League type would have any influence on their shows in different competitions.
“Why ought to we win the opposite competitions simply because we’re main the Premier League?
The one concern is to attempt to win the sport,” he mentioned.
“Win this recreation and after comes Leeds, and after we go to Dortmund to win that recreation. If we play good and deserve it we undergo. If not, we are going to attempt subsequent season.”