Pep Guardiola dismissed the idea of Robert Lewandowski joining from Bayern Munich as a solution to Manchester City’s striker problem. So, according to the Citizens’ Spanish head coach, City won’t be signing Lewandowski on a football transfer any time soon.
Manchester City’s head coach Pep Guardiola has no interest in discussing a potential move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
Although Manchester City are indeed still looking for a striker, most transfer rumours point their signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
Even with midfielder and vice-captain Kevin De Bruyne indisposed currently, Manchester City should be able to compete creatively against Norwich.
Only recently, City have also signed Jack Grealish from Aston Villa on a British record fee of £100 million.
Guardiola’s men, on the other hand, however, still remain light up front, in their attacking zone.
After all, Sergio Aguero departed from City this summer, heading for Barcelona.
Moreover, a move for their top target – after Grealish – Harry Kane has failed to materialize so far.
Amidst this confusion, reports this week speak of Lewandowski’s dissatisfaction at Bayern Munich, Guardiola’s former club, sparking speculation about interest.
A productive partnership may certainly emerge between the Bayern player and the former Bayern coach at City now.
City Won’t Be Signing Lewandowski on a Football Transfer
However, Pep Guardiola does not see Robert Lewandowski joining Manchester City, much less the Premier League, anytime soon.
“Next question,” he replied, as the news conference opened on Lewandowski claim Manchester Evening News.
“Listen, Lewy is a so important player for Bayern Munich. He will stay in Bayern Munich.
“I’m not going to talk to you and your colleagues today, with 11 days left, about the transfer market. I don’t know what’s going to happen, nobody knows.
“Tomorrow we have a game, prepare the Arsenal game when we finish. When we come back after the international break, we’ll have all the squad to fight for every game in the season.”
Guardiola would be “more than happy” with his City squad even if neither Kane nor an alternative like Lewandowski were signed.
“It’s the same team, except Sergio for Jack Grealish, that we had last season,” he explained.