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Manchester City Transfer News: Pep Guardiola makes a sensational claim about City's position in the transfer market; Paul Pogba's brother speaks about Man City move and more - January 27, 2019

Suman Dey
ANALYST
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965   //    27 Jan 2019, 18:29 IST

Pep Guardiola suggested a quiet transfer market for City.
Pep Guardiola suggested a quiet transfer market for City.

Hello and Welcome to the daily Manchester City Transfer corner.

The defending Premier League Champions had a quiet transfer window despite rumors linking them with numerous players around Europe. Even Pep Guardiola has made extraordinary claims about City's position in the market. Hence without delaying further, let's look at what today's edition of transfer round up has in store for us.


#4 Valverde takes a swipe at Pep Guardiola over Frenkie de Jong's transfer

Ernesto Valverde
Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde has hit out at Pep Guardiola over Frenkie de Jong transfer after the Dutch International signed for the Catalans in a €75 million deal and was scheduled to join the club in July. De Jong attracted interest from some European clubs which included Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain as well.

However, Valverde didn't like the way City approached the player over a possible transfer. In an interview, he said

"Talking to a player who is under contract with another team is something that can't be done,"
"You can't talk to a player who is under contract and that's something that isn't in my personal code but suffice to say, everyone has their own way of acting."

Despite Man City's attempts to sign one of Europe's rising young prospects, Barcelona had the last laugh with the player himself describing the Spanish giants as his dream club. 

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#3 Florentin Pogba talks about Paul's future destinations

Paul Pogba could move to Spain in the future.
Paul Pogba could move to Spain in the future.

Paul Pogba's brother, Florentin Pogba has given his opinion about the midfielder's possible destinations if and when he leaves Manchester United in the future.

In an interview, Florentin said -

When my brother leaves Manchester United, there are only three clubs he can go to improve: City, Real Madrid or Barça. He's not going to go to City, so he'll come to Spain: to Barça or Madrid

The Guinea international defender, even added that Paul was not happy under Jose Mourinho and things have improved after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment who he knew from his youth days at the club.

Florentin would be joining the relegation-threatened side, Elche following a period on trial at the Segunda División club.

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Suman Dey
ANALYST
A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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