Reports now have it that the hierarchy at Manchester City consider David Silva and Sergio Aguero as core of the team if they improve their defensive abilities and also see Kevin De Bruyne as an important player but wanted to lure one of Barcelona’s superstars Lionel Messi or Neymar but both did not want to leave the Nou Camp.
Upon Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad, club owner Sheik Mansour had promised to bankroll his rebuilding programme next summer but he also expects the Spaniard to win the title this time
Manchester City held transfer talks with Barca superstar duo of Messi and Neymar but none wanted the move to the Etihad.
From reports it also shows that Guardiola still loves his former players
Having started the season with a perfect record, Guardiola has come out to praise the qualities of Fernandinho whom he claimed can play across ten positions on the pitch while he is also “excited” to work with Raheem Sterling.
Earlier this summer, former Barca President John Laporta said the club were conspiring to sell Messi to Manchester City as the Argentine enters his final two years of a huge contract but Sporting director Robert Fernandez has said he is confident Messi will sign a new contract with the Catalan giants,