The Premier League champions completed the signing of Jack Grealish for a British record fee of 100m, but they are not done in the market
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that the the club are convinced by Jack Grealish’s arrival, but admitted he was surprised by Lionel Messi’s exit.
Guardiola revealed Grealish had always been the primary target for the Citizens, but he hinted it could have been different had he been aware that Messi was leaving.
The football world received a shocker on Thursday evening as Barcelona confirmed Messi would not be signing a new contract at the club.
As of the same time, City also completed their record-breaking signing of Grealish from Aston Villa. Speaking on the two major news, Pep revealed he was satisfied with the choice he made in the England star, but he never expected Messi to leaver Barcelona.
We spent 40 million on Jack Grealish. £100m we paid and £60m we won (from transfers), Pep said ahead of City’s Community Shield against Leicester City.
And he will wear the number 10. We were convinced by Grealish and convinced Leo would stay at Barca. Right now he is not in our thoughts.
Man City spent 100m pounds on Grealish, but Pep revealed their spending is not over, with the club interested in Harry Kane.
Kane has told Tottenham Hotspur he wants to leave the club for a fresh challenge this summer. He has been linked with a move to the Etihad, and Pep confirmed City’s interest.
“Harry Kane is an exceptional, extraordinary striker, no doubts. We are interested but he is a Tottenham player. If they don’t want to sell they don’t, if they want we can try.”
“He’s playing for Tottenham Hotspur [Kane]. If Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it’s finished. If they are open to negotiate, not just Man City, all the top clubs will try to sign him. It’s different from Jack – Jack had a release clause, Pep added.