Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared he doesn’t want any wantaway players after being asked about the futures of Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker.
Speaking ahead of City’s Community Shield final against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday, Guardiola said, “I don’t want any players who don’t want to be here.”
Guardiola uncertain whether Bernardo Silva stays
City have had to deal with gathering speculation this summer on the future of a number of their stars who helped the club lift a historic treble last season, including reports linking Kyle Walker with Bayern Munich and talks that Barcelona will make a late summer move for Bernardo Silva.
When pressed more specifically on Silva, Guardiola added, “We need to get a proper offer, we didn’t get a proper offer. If they (Barcelona) want him, they will get on a plane and come to meet our club.”
Guadriola on Barca's interest in Silva: "I don’t want any players who want to be here. I want to work with guys who want to stay. Bt we need to get a proper offer, we didn’t get a proper offer. If they want him they will get on a plane and speak to our sporting director." #MCFC
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On a more positive note for City fans, Guardiola confirmed RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is currently in the process of completing his medical with the Cityzens today ahead of a $98.9m move.
The Catalan stated, “Gvardiol? What a beautiful surname he has! He is doing a medical test. Everybody knows he is here. Hopefully, we can finish the deal in the next few days”.