Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has narrated how the club missed out on signing a new centre back during this summer’s transfer window.
In his latest interview as monitored by Daily Post, Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City missed out on their defensive target after rivals were willing to spend more money.
He was speaking on the knee injury suffered by star defender Aymeric Laporte at the weekend.
The French defender suffered serious injury during the 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday and he’s expected to miss several months of football action.
Aymeric Laporte is not expected to play for Manchester City again this year.
The French centre back will also miss out on representing his country after receiving his first call-up under manager Didier Deschamps.
Laporte had previously been overlooked by the French national team manager, Didier Deschamps, until now.
Manchester City and Pep Guardiola failed to replace Vincent Kompany this summer after the former club skipper left the Premier League champions at the end of last season.
The Citizens were priced out of a move for England international Harry Maguire by city rivals Manchester United who spent a world-record of £85m on the former Leicester City player.