Pep Guardiola has revealed that Manchester City will NOT be in the market for a new striker in the January transfer window.
News broke on Wednesday that City and Barcelona had reached a £55m agreement over the transfer of Ferran Torres’ services, with the Spaniard set to join the Catalan giants when the winter window opens.
Torres is one of just two Man City first-team players who can be fielded through the middle of the attack, which would ordinarily make the decision to sell him a puzzling one.
Pep Guardiola has proven himself to be allergic to conventional strikers, however.
Perhaps that’s why the City boss has revealed that there will be no replacement signed for Torres in January. City have been tentatively linked with Erling Haaland, but if that move is to happen, it won’t be until the summer.
“No, we’re not going to bring in any striker in January.” (via Goal)
City were heavily linked with Tottenham forward Harry Kane over the summer transfer window. Their interest in signing the England captain appears to have cooled, unfortunately for him.