Guardiola Expects Barcelona Interest In Man City Players 

3 years ago
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By Izuchukwu Okosi

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is unmindful of the need for former club Barcelona to sign world class players following the arrival of onetime teammate and friend Xavi Hernandez as the new chief coach.

Both Spaniards played for the Blaugrana and Guardiola would later become manager with Xavi as team captain.

Xavi has now become the boss at the club after the Management unveiled him to the supporters.

With the former European champions needing quality additions after Lionel Messi left for PSG as well as Luis Suarez before him, Guardiola is not ruling out the possibility of Xavi coming for his some of his superstars.

Raheem Sterling has been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks.

“Honestly I have no idea,’ he said via Manchester Evening News. I don’t know anything. Not that I would tell you anyway,” Guardiola said.

”If Barcelona are interested in any of our players, I am convinced that they can get them. Barca continues to be an attractive club, more than attractive. The city, the club, the history and this for the trainers, for the players always seduces a lot.

”If Barcelona interests one of our players, they will set up the machinery into operation, it is a liner.

”Barca can use their media to influence signings. That’s the thing about Barcelona; they can do what they want, good or bad.’

Ahead of the January transfer window, the LaLiga giants will have to be wily in their transfer operations if they are to land the likes of Sterling, given the financial crisis unfolding at the Nou Camp.

Earlier this year, president Joan Laporta revealed that the club’s debts have plummeted to £1.15billion, with a number of senior players agreeing to a second wage cut in order to help the club stay afloat.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.


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