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Manchester City's refusal to pay above the odds is hurting Pep Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Pep Guardiola would not pay £75m for Virgil van Dijk last year and City balked at £80m for Harry Maguire John Stones's thigh injury makes Manchester City's failure to sign a centre-back in the summer all the more conspicuous. Even before the 25-year-old was ruled out for up to six weeks with a problem suffered in training on Tuesday, Pep Guardiola had difficulty concealing frustration when asked about strengthening the position during the winter window. The question was posed on Friday because the manager had confirmed his defensive lynchpin, Aymeric Laporte, would be unavailable until the...
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