Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City’s spending this season in the transfer market. Before the match against Tottenham, City boss Guardiola responded to Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp’s comment regarding City’s spending, where he states that they do not have any limit to their spending, at all.
Guardiola has said as quoted by AP, “Listen, we have spent because we can do it. We don’t spend when we cannot do it.” He mentioned the sales of Angelino, Lucas Nmecha and Jack Harrison helped City spend this transfer window. City are also looking for suitors for forward, Bernado Silva, who wants to leave the club. There have been reports of Aymeric Laporte also wanting to leave too.
Pep further explained that they can buy Grealish for £100 million because they have sold £60 million worth of players, this window.
Manchester City have bought attacking midfielder, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, for a fee of £100 million, which is the British transfer record. They are also looking at Harry Kane, as City have outlined their need for a frontline striker. This transfer, too, looks like it will break the previous British transfer record, as Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t want to sell their star player. The rumoured starting price for the striker is £150 million+ which Levy is willing to sell to foreign clubs. For a domestic rival like City, it will be much more than that.
City is facing Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane today where these varying narratives will be seen, which includes the Kane saga.