Pep Guardiola has, once again, downplayed the idea that Manchester City will be spending £100 million or more on a player - but this time round, kept the suggestion open for a future possibility.
Last week, the Manchester City boss expressed his frustration with the media that the Etihad club were constantly linked with moves for players garnering fees as high as £150 million.
However, despite Pep Guardiola has reiterating his belief on Monday, he did decide to label the idea as a "maybe" - which is significant turnaround of intent compared to the statements of last week.
In quotes relayed by MEN’s Simon Bajkowski from Pep Guardiola’s Monday afternoon press conference ahead of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with Borussia Dortmund, the boss said: “Spending a lot of money on one player doesn't give you an advantage to win. Football is a team game, everyone makes a contribution. Competitions are not won by one player, it is every player.”
While the Catalan manager did cool the rising temperature around the transfer rumours, in typical Pep Guardiola fashion, he did leave the door slightly open on the prospect of splashing the cash.
“So far the club has decided not to spend close to £100 million for a player. Maybe in the future it will happen when the club decides it is necessary to improve the team for the next 5-10 years but so far the organisation decides not to do it and that's why we didn't do it but maybe in the future.”
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