Pep Guardiola has said that Manchester City will not sign a striker in the summer due to financial constraints.
The City boss was quizzed about his summer plans ahead of their clash against Leicester City on Saturday with the Cityzens having recently confirmed the departure of all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero.
“There is a big chance we are not going to sign a striker this summer.
“We have enough players in the first-team right now and we have interesting players in the academy, so there is a big chance that, because of the economic situation in the world right now, we are not going to sign a striker next season.
“With these prices, we are not going to buy any striker. It’s impossible, we can’t afford it. That is not going to happen. All the clubs struggle financially, and we are not an exception.
“We have Gabriel Jesus, we have Ferran Torres, who played incredibly this season in that position, we have young players in the academy, and we play many times with a false nine.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, maybe it is going to happen, but maybe we are not going to buy any striker for the next season. Today there is more chance we are not going to buy any striker for the next season.”
City have been heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland while Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane have also been touted as possible Aguero replacements.
City were believed to have also been in pole position to land Lionel Messi although it is looking more likely that the Argentine star will remain at Barcelona.