Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will NOT sign a replacement for want-away winger Leroy Sane, hinting their transfer priorities lie at centre back
- Pep Guardiola thinks Manchester City don’t need a Leroy Sane replacement
- The winger is set to leave the club this summer, most likely for Bayern Munich
- The City boss believes the Etihad side have enough squad depth on the flanks
Pep Guardiola has questioned Manchester City’s financial muscle to sign a replacement for Leroy Sane, admitting that transfer priorities lie elsewhere.
Sane will leave the Etihad Stadium this summer providing that Bayern Munich up their bid for him, which is understood to have started at £30million.
Though Sane only has 12 months left on his contract, City expect to recoup significantly more than that and are open to keeping him for another season if required.
Pep Guardiola revealed that Manchester City have no plans to sign a Leroy Sane replacement
The winger wants out of the Etihad, with Bayern Munich the likely destination for the talent
Guardiola suggested they may not target a wide forward if Sane does leave, implying money needs to be spent elsewhere — notably at centre back.
‘I think we have other priorities (in the transfer market),’ he said.
‘I don’t know after coronavirus if the situation financially for clubs is changing. We’re going to see at the end of this season.’
Guardiola believes City have enough squad depth on the wing with the likes of Phil Foden
Sane has missed the majority of this season, with the team second in the league, in the FA quarter-finals and last-16 of the Champions League, and Guardiola pointed to other members of his squad playing wide left instead.
Gabriel Jesus impressed there at Real Madrid in February, while Phil Foden’s best display this term came on the flank in the Carabao Cup final.
‘We have enough good players,’ Guardiola added.
‘Gabriel can play on the left, Phil Foden, we have Raheem (Sterling). Most of them are in healthy conditions.’
Burnley skipper Ben Mee is targeting Europa League football in the Premier League run-in
Meanwhile, Burnley captain Ben Mee believes they can gatecrash the European places despite serious issues ahead of the restart.
The Clarets, who played in last season’s Europa League, could be without seven first-team regulars on Monday night but Mee believes they can surprise over the coming weeks.
‘It’s something we can aim for,’ he said.
‘Every player wants to play in Europe, those are the nights you remember when your career is finished. We’ll be going for everything we can.’
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