Manchester City manager Pe Guardiola has confirmed that the club wanted to sign another striker in the summer but they couldn’t find the ideal option.
The likes of Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero have had their share of injury problems so far this season and City are in desperate need of a another quality striker.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester City try and sign a goal scorer when the transfer window reopens in January.
Guardiola said to MEN: “Maybe, yeah – we considered it. We thought about it, maybe another type of striker but we could not. I think the club do what they can, it’s not a club that wants revenues at the end of the year, it’s what they want and what’s best for the team.
“Our team is young in many positions, of course we have guys with experience so young. If you decide to buy a striker, it has to be a striker in the league of Gabriel and Sergio but we cannot afford it. That is the reality.
“I’m not saying the club didn’t want to do it, not just in terms of strikers but in every position, but they wanted to make as strong a team as possible to make more games and better. But we thought okay, Sergio is back, we didn’t expect Gabriel to be injured, sometimes it happens.”
Manchester City have had to field the likes of Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling up front in the absence of Aguero or Jesus.
As a result of that, Manchester City have been toothless in the attack so far this season and after the 1-1 draw against West Ham United, Pep Guardiola himself admitted that the wingers are struggling up front because it is not their natural role.
It remains to be seen whether this decision affects Manchester City in the title race now. They need to add more goals to their side and they will need some luck with injuries until the January window at the very least.
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