October 22, 2021

Pep: ‘Big chance’ Man City don’t sign Aguero replacement

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Pep Guardiola says there is a “big chance” Manchester City will not sign a striker to replace Sergio Aguero this summer.

City announced on Monday that Aguero, their all-time leading scorer, would be leaving the club at the end of the season when his contract expires and Guardiola says the Argentine will be “irreplaceable”.

Southampton’s Danny Ings and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland are among the strikers being considered by the City hierarchy, but financial concerns caused by the pandemic mean a transfer may not be possible.

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“There is a big chance we are not going to sign a striker this summer,” Guardiola told a news conference, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Leicester, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

“We have enough players in the first-team right now and we have interesting players in the academy, so there is a big chance that because of the economic situation in the world right now, we are not going to sign a striker next season.”

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