Manchester Metropolis manager Pep Guardiola has said the membership are no longer likely to grab a striker this summer season to replace the outgoing Sergio Aguero.
Guardiola has been taking a study alternatives, with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, at the discontinue of the checklist of probably targets.
Alternatively, Guardiola feels the costs currently being quoted are too excessive.
“I don’t know what goes to happen however at these costs we’re no longer going to grab any striker,” he said.
“It’s no longer probably. We shall be capable to’t obtain the money for it. All of the clubs are struggling financially, us moreover.
“This day there is more chance we won’t rob a striker subsequent season.”
Haaland’s present deal expires in 2024, though it is concept to thrill in a release clause of 75m euros (£64m) that will also be activated subsequent yr.
England captain Harry Kane is every other probably possibility for Metropolis, though his Tottenham contract additionally would no longer expire till 2024.
Aguero, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, is Metropolis’s document goalscorer, with 257 targets in 384 appearances for the membership.
He famously scored the damage-time winner in opposition to QPR in 2012 which clinched the membership’s first English title in 44 years, and has since helped Metropolis engage three more Premier League titles, one FA Cup and 5 League Cups.
Guardiola said it is “no longer probably” that Metropolis would perhaps perchance well replace the Argentine with somebody who would replicate his achievements.
“Everyone is aware of how notable he’s in existing and past, these selections are by no formulation easy,” he said.
“Perhaps we are going to acquire a brand contemporary player to replace him however in the case of numbers? Now not probably.
“By the exercise of what he formulation? Now not probably.”
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