Pep Guardiola is the type of coach who likes to be in control. And on the transfer market, Manchester City is usually one of the most dominant teams, and not just because of their quality economic muscle but for his ability to plan everything in detail. However, even the richest do not always get everything they want.
Manchester City have missed out on several new signings lately, such as the operation being thwarted by one Declan Rice who decided to sign for him arsenal or a Michael Olise That completed the renewal with the crystal palace. They also tried to innovate Ilkay Gundogan and he went to FC Barcelona. The signings of Gvardiol and Kovacic You were the only reason to celebrate.
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Maguire could have been Cityzen
Guardiola himself, at a press conference, reflected on some operations that he was unable to perform during his time as Cityzen coach. And there are several names that will not leave anyone indifferent. “We wanted Harry Maguire and we didn’t sign him because we didn’t want to pay the offer that was being asked. We wanted cucurella, we didn’t pay. We wanted Alexis Sánchez, we didn’t pay.”he confessed.
Obviously the name that stands out on the list is that of the England centre-back, a footballer He joined Manchester United for €87m and is now on his way to leave Old Trafford to sign for West Ham. Though he doesn’t give the date, Manchester City’s interest in his signing may have arisen during his time at Manchester City Leicester Citywhere he caught the attention of several big clubs in Europe.
In the case of Cucurellathe current Chelsea footballer was tempted by Guardiola before joining Stamford Bridge from Brighton, but the “Blues” upped the offer and finally accepted it for no more and no less than 74 million euros. That’s how the market works.