Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has dismissed claims from Pep Guardiola that Manchester City cannot afford to sign a new striker in the summer.
Reports have suggested that Manchester City will make a move for Borussia Dortmund’s in-demand forward Erling Haaland in the next transfer window.
Guardiola, however, has rejected those claims, stating that the Premier League leaders cannot afford Haaland in this moment of time and it is unlikely that a new striker will be brought in this summer.
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Fry, however, is not buying what the Spaniard has been selling, believing it is all just a tactic.
On Guardiola’s claims that Manchester City cannot afford to sign Haaland, Fry told TIF:
“No, I think Man City can afford anybody in the world to be quite honest. I think that’s a bit of kidology and I think whoever they’re after, it’s to get the price down. It’s tactics.”
With Sergio Aguero leaving the club at the end of the season, it is hard to imagine Manchester City not dipping into the market to sign a replacement.
Guardiola, however, may point out that he does have Gabriel Jesus while the Citizens, currently top of the table, have also coped well in the absence of their Argentinian talisman.