Pep Guardiola rules out Manchester City spending in the January transfer window
Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola does not plan to bring players during the month of January transfer window But he says the club should update the team at the end of the season.
City did not replace Captain Vincent Kompany in the closed season and lost Aymeric Laporte by injury, leaving Guardiola with only two senior options on the back of the center at John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City has been linked to a January move to City, but Guardiola said he would keep faith in 34-year-old Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who has been deployed in the center in recent months.
I don't want any players in January, Guardiola told reporters.
We could not sign a central exchange (in the summer). Nico (Otamendi) continued and we decided to adapt Fernandinho in this position and that's it.
Guardiola said the club would evaluate those players without a contract when the season ends, and Spanish midfielder David Silva has already confirmed his decision to leave.
The Fernandinho agreement expires in June.
There will be a need to regenerate, Guardiola added.
David has confirmed that he is leaving. Fernandinho does not know, but it is normal when players reach this age and stage in their lives. Of course, we have to replace them (if they leave).
Champions City, which fell to third place in the Premier League, 11 points behind Liverpool leader, visits Burnley later on Tuesday.