Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola is not expecting any additions to be made to his squad in the currently open January transfer window.
Even though he would not mind having new signings to be able to fully rotate the squad because of the tight game fixtures, he has confessed that the players he would have loved to sign are often not available in the January window.
Guardiola said, “No, no. In January, no window. We are not going to spend anything. I am so happy with the squad. People are coming back, so no.”
Even though the Blues side brought in Aymeric Laporte last January, Guardiola suggested that January is not his preferred window for transfer business. He said, “It’s much better (not to buy in January). When we created the squad at the beginning of the season it was not to go to the January (transfer window) except we have problems.”
This would mean that Riyad Mahrez, brought in from Leicester city is the only addition City has made to their title winning team since last summer.
Pep Guardiola has now spent a more than £530 million on new signings since he took managerial position in 2016. With the club’s huge financial backing, Guardiola has assembled a team of quality footballers, even their bench is an envy among top Europe clubs. Top players players like Ederson, Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane, John Stones, Illkay Gundogan among many others make for a mouth-watering prospect.
The huge investment seems to be paying off having won two trophies at the Etihad (excluding the Community Shield) and still in contention in all competitions in the current season.
Pep Guardiola will hope the team’s trophy overhaul continues this season in order to keep justifying the club’s huge spending so far.