Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola nonetheless doesn’t know whether or not he’ll purchase a striker this summer time.
Metropolis’s pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane has dominated the switch window, however Spurs insist their star man just isn’t on the market and Metropolis have but to make a suggestion which may tempt them to alter their thoughts.
With Sergio Aguero leaving for Barcelona on the finish of his contract, Metropolis are mild on choices up entrance, although that didn’t cease them from hammering Norwich 5-0 on Saturday.
There’s simply over per week till the window shuts and with time operating out, Guardiola mentioned bringing in a brand new frontman remains to be a “perhaps”.
“Once we determine to not signal a contract for Aguero and other people say what we’ll do, I mentioned many occasions: it will rely in the marketplace, the choices,” he mentioned.
“Perhaps we purchase or perhaps we’ll not. We nonetheless have 10 days within the switch market, we’ll see what occurs, and it depends upon that what determination we’re going to take.
“If the group is identical one, I mentioned earlier than the 5-0, I am greater than happy with the group. I do know them rather well, they know me rather well.
“We put in unbelievable power this week to grasp that also we need to be there, to attempt to compete with the great groups in England and good groups in Europe.
“We need to be there. The group of individuals are improbable, the gamers have unbelievable high quality, so I can’t complain.
“I’ve by no means complained since I arrived day one, I cannot do it now, however after all the membership has an obligation, the obligation to look ahead, to get higher, to really feel we will nonetheless be there with a troublesome Premier League and that is what we’re going to do.”
If Kane or one other striker doesn’t come by way of the door earlier than subsequent Tuesday, then Liam Delap may very well be given extra of an opportunity.
The 18-year-old is very rated at Metropolis and signed a brand new three-year deal on Friday, although he’s at present injured.
Guardiola has hinted he won’t be despatched out on mortgage this 12 months, saying: “It was a pity as a result of he arrived in pre-season and the primary day he was injured, and he has been injured thus far, he is nonetheless injured,” he mentioned.
“He couldn’t practice one coaching [session] with us and the three pleasant video games we performed towards Barnsley, towards the opposite groups he was injured.
“It was a very good alternative to see him however we all know him fairly nicely. He is an distinctive striker.
“Many groups need him, perhaps he is probably the most requested participant we have now had since we arrived however we rely on him, he will practice with us and it relies upon what is going on to occur this season, if he has minutes or perhaps we determine on an alternative choice.
“However proper now, Liam has to get better from his damage, nonetheless not play however after begin to practice with us.”
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