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Man City unlikely to replace Aguero this summer – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has said that Manchester City ‘cannot afford’ to sign a replacement for Aguero.

Sergio Aguero is the clubs record goal-scorer with 257 goals.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said City are unlikely to sign a new striker to replace the out-going Sergio Aguero.

On Monday, the club confirmed that record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero would leave City at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Speculation over a replacement has been rife over the past few days, with top players like Kane, Haaland and Lukaku all being linked with a move to the club.

However, Pep Guardiola feels the transfer fees currently being quoted are too high for the club to afford.

“I don’t know what is going to happen but at these prices we are not going to buy any striker,” he said.

“It’s impossible. We cannot afford it. All the clubs are struggling financially, us as well.

“Today there is more chance we will not buy a striker next season.”

Sergio Aguero has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for the club, most famously scoring the injury-time winner against QPR that won City their first league title in 44 years.

Guardiola said it is “impossible” that City could replace the Argentine with someone who would replicate his achievements.

“We know how important he is in present and past, these decisions are never easy,” he said.

“Maybe we are going to find a new player to replace him but in terms of numbers? Impossible.

“In terms of what he means? Impossible.”

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