Thursday, November 15, 2018

Guardiola rules out City’s Mbappe move

Speaking in the press conference ahead of their Champions League match with Hoffenheim, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed rumours linking the Premier League title-holders with Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.

After shining for AS Monaco, Mbappe moved to Paris in 2017, initially on loan with fee for a subsequent permanent deal set to €145million and a potential add-on sum of €35million. That figure has made him the second most-expensive player in the world, behind only his teammate Neymar. Since then, the 19-year-old has won the World Cup in Russia, and he continues to impress at the French capital. It is to be expected his price would have only increased so far.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager was very clear about this particular subject. He said his club didn’t have and wouldn’t spent the kind of money a player like Mbappe is worth, and that PSG wouldn’t sell their starlet to any club in the world at this point in his career. He also ruled out any kind of a swap deal between the champions of England and France.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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