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Man City might not sign a striker.


Man City coach Pep Guardiola [Getty]
Man City coach Pep Guardiola [Getty]

Pep Guardiola says Man City's chances of signing a top striker this summer are slim following the financial impact of COVID-19.

Pep Guardiola has quashed rumours linking Manchester City with big money moves for top strikers, saying there is a "big chance" they won't be securing a replacement for the departing Sergio Aguero.

The Cityzens confirmed on Monday that their all-time leading scorer Aguero will be leaving the Etihad at the end of the 2020-21 season when his contract terminates.

And, various tabloids had already been linking the champions-elect with the likes of Southampton's Danny Ings and Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland amongst others.

But, Guardiola who labelled the Arguero as "irreplaceable" insists financial concerns caused by the pandemic could mean they won't sign a frontman.

"There is a big chance we are not going to sign a striker this summer," Sky Sports quoted Guardiola, ahead of City's Premier League clash against Leicester on Saturday.

"We have enough players in the first-team right now and we have interesting players in the academy, so there is a big chance that because of the economic situation in the world right now, we are not going to sign a striker next season."

"With these prices we are not going to sign any striker," added Guardiola, when pressed on his earlier answer.

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