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5 amazing players sold by Pep Guardiola

  • What was Pep Guardiola thinking while selling these 5 players?
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Modified 28 Mar 2018, 12:49 IST

Manchester City v Burnley - Premier League
5 big mistakes!

Pep Guardiola has managed 3 great teams in his career. He has signed some amazing players during this time and has brought out the best in them.

However, the manager who is always praised for his decisions has made some dubious ones too. He has sold some amazing talents for reasons that are laughable and not something you would expect from a world-class manager.

Here are the 5 best players sold by Pep Guardiola during his managerial career:

#5 Yaya Toure

Watford v Manchester City - Premier League
Only for the cameras

Yaya Toure and Pep Guardiola might be working together at Manchester City but that wasn't the case at Barcelona. The manager was not a big fan of the Ivorian and used to ignore him all the time.

"Whenever I asked him something, he always gave strange answers. He pretty much ignored me until City's offer came in. That's why I eventually opted to leave. I didn't speak to Guardiola for a year. If he had talked to me, I would have stayed at Barcelona. I did not want to go and wanted to end my career at Barcelona. However, he had no faith in me." Toure told ONA FM (via

Barcelona were happy to let go of him as a £24m offer was a big one back in 2011. The fact that he was just an understudy to Sergio Busquets made it even more easy for them to sell him.

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