Speaking for the first time since the end of the season on City’s transfer plans, Guardiola, who is currently holidaying in Spain, offered a cryptic assessment of the market, suggesting some of the things the club want to do are ‘not possible’.
In an interview with TV3 (via Mundo Deportivo ) he suggested City are prepared to spend £100m on a player, even if he was speaking hypothetically.
He said: “I imagine that if we want to sign a Barca or Madrid player for 100 million or so, Barca and Madrid will not complain. They will be delighted that it can be done, I wish now they would.
“I don’t know how the market will end. I don’t know, with Txiki [Begiristain], what we can do because many times you want to do things that are not possible.
“What we can do, we will do and if we do not continue with the squad we have, with which we have won three Leagues in four years, we have finally reached a Champions League final.”
These Guardiola’s comment has prompt some Sky Blues to react on social media.
Barca are definitely calling again now to offer us Sergi Roberto for 100M thanks Pep.— ٍ (@TheDiasDynasty) July 5, 2021
Only one player I want and he’s a free agent pep— Emmie (@bobmcfc) July 5, 2021
Oh yes it’s Messi. Foden would love him at city too— Emmie (@bobmcfc) July 5, 2021
Don’t think they have any 100mil player— BILAL Ghumman (@bilalazam18) July 5, 2021
Other teams doesn’t spend their way as well and sometimes with a trophiless season. You make it sound like other teams doesn’t buy players.🤣— Bode🦍 (@hibeebee92) July 5, 2021