I don't think it is because the players are so expensive & Pep Guardiola excludes excessive Manchester City this summer as his first year £ 179m spree as a manager regrets inflation
- ] Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City spending will be much less this summer
- The city spent £ 179 million in Guardiola's first season but has a inflation complained
- Etihad club was hit with a biennial European ban on financial violations
City was hit with a two-year ban on European competition from UEFA last week for alleged breaches of the rules of Financial Fair Play.
When Guardiola first arrived at the club, City spent £ 179 million on players such as Leroy Sane, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan, but the Spaniard feels a much different story this summer.
Asked by Sky Sports News whether he thinks City & # 39; s summer transfer window will be as busy as when he first joined the Club came, Guardiola said: & I don't think so. I don't think so, because today it's so hard to change players because they're so expensive and it's not easy.
City director Ferran Soriano says that the allegations of financial misconduct are unfounded and that the club is expected to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to lift the ban.
Despite the ban, Guardiola recently confirmed his dedication to the club, and said the only way he will leave is if he is fired, even if they were forced to go to League Two as a further punishment.
DRAWINGS OF MANCHESTER CITY 2016/17
Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund, £ 21m)
Nolito (Celta Vigo, £ 14m)
Oleksandr Zinche nko (Ufa, £ 2m)
Leroy Sane (Schalke, £ 42m)
Marlos Moreno (Atletico Nacional, £ 4,5m)
Gerónimo Rulli (Deportivo Maldonado, £ 4m)
John Stones (Everton, £ 47m)
Pablo Marí (Gimnastic, £ 200,000)
Claudio Bravo (Barcelona, £ 17m)
Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras, £ 27m )
TOTAL ANNUAL: £ 178.7m
& # 39; The club must (also) be sustainable, I fully understand and in the situation that we are inside we have to wait (not) anticipate. Our idea now of the situation with Financial Fair Play (is) when we appeal, added the 49-year-old.
& # 39; Now we have to wait. So we are going to play these three months and when the season is over we will see what the situation is. And together with the club we are going to decide what is best – not just for the next year, but for the next two, three, four years for the cub.
City was hit by European football body sanction for allegedly too high sponsorship income in its accounts and in break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016 would be. & # 39; moves away due to the appeal of European football, with stars such as Raheem Sterling linked to movements towards giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Jamie Vardy has not scored since December and has only made FIVE shots in six games (but he is still the Premier League top scorer!) … So, Leicester & # 39; s frontman will finally reach his goal dryness against Manchester City?
- Leicester organizes Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday night
- Striker Jamie Vardy wants to end a series of eight games without a purpose
- The target drought of two months is the longest of the 33-year-old in the past three years
- His last goal came against Man City and he has a brilliant record against them
A lack of goals is not something you usually would associate with the top scorer of the Premier League but that is precisely the problem that Jamie Vardy now faces.
The striker of Leicester is currently experiencing his worst drought for the goal in three years, the 0-0 draw on Wolves saw him extend his current run to eight games without a goal in all competitions.
The 33-year-old found the net exactly two months in August The last time he fired so long came to the bleak end of Claudio Ranieri's tenure in February 2017.
PREMIER LEAGUE TOP SCORERS 2019-20
Jamie Vardy – 17
Sergio Aguero – 16
Danny Ings – 15
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 15
Mo Salah – 14
Marcus Rashford – 14
Because of a amazing first half of the season, he remains somewhat unbelievably the leader in the race for the Golden Boot.
Vardy played as well as he ever did when he scored 17 goals in the 18 Premier League games that Leicester opened, having one of the best conversion rates in Europe.
Being exploited before Christmas means that he is still one goal ahead of Manchester City, Sergio Aguero.
And he will get encouragement from where his last strikes came, the Englishman just found it with a great finish at Etihad Stadium.
VARDY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE SINCE 21 DEC
Opportunities created: 4
Touches in opposition box: 11
That's because Vardy and his teammates are once again taking on the reigning champions, this time with the King Power on Saturday, giving him the chance to continue where he is was stopped on December 21.
The former England international got rest – and time with his family after the birth of his daughter – after that match against City.
He then missed the next game against Newcastle with a calf problem and has never looked good since then, the 16-day break seemed to kill his momentum.
And the foxes suffered from it, who fell well out of the title race and won only one win of their last five since Vardy & # 39; s return with the striker who managed only four shots.
JAMIE VARDY & DRUG [DAMUGGETDROUGHT
Liverpool 4-0 Leicester (PL)
Leicester 1-1 Aston Villa (EFL)
Leicester 1-2 Southampton (PL)
Burnley 2-1 Leicester (PL)
Leicester 4-1 West Ham (PL)
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (EFL)
Leicester 2-2 Chelsea (PL)
Wolves 0-0 Leicester (PL)
If Brendan Rodgers & Men must close the g ap in second place City up to a certain point on Saturday, then you feel they need their star to do what he did doing best and doing what he did to them last time.
And few would bet as he does precisely, no world football player has scored more goals than the six Vardy who have succeeded against City since Pep Guardiola took the lead.
& # 39; He has been refreshed and is ready to impress in the last part of the season, & # 39; Rodgers said last week.
& # 39; These things happen.
& # 39; Part of that was that he was injured and worked his way back inside.
& I have no doubt that he is the player who will always be the threat and he will always get those opportunities.
& # 39; It is the responsibility of the team to create opportunities for him because he is that sort of striker. He needs the last pass, or the cross. In a few games, he had the misfortune not to score.
& # 39; But he is such a & # 39; n threat and that will certainly happen again. & # 39;
That time could come Saturday at 5:30 PM.
But now with the hearing of the city about their two-year ban on the Champions League and a fine of £ 25 million after & # 39; serious offenses & # 39; & # 39; of the financial rules of Fair Play, their future seems somewhat lacking.
It has yellow I was very worried that star players, including Kevin De Bruyne and B ernardo Silva, could leave, but perhaps the biggest repercussion would be if Guardiola – the man who led City to two consecutive Premier League titles – jumped off.
Discussions have already arisen about who could possibly take over the Etihad if the unthinkable were to happen and a man in the frame is a certain Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers, along with Mauricio Pochettino, are reportedly drafted by the reigning Premier League champions – who have made a huge impression on the city authorities, who admire his style of football.
And Saturday night is the perfect opportunity for Rodgers to put himself firmly in the fight to eventually take over the Guardiola acquisition in the future.
Rodgers & # 39; rise after his resignation from Liverpool in 2015 is remarkable and he has really exceeded expectations.
The Northern Irishman was closely linked to the Arsenal runway before Unai Emery was named as successor to Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 and again when the Spaniard was fired last November.
There is no shortage of admirers for Rodgers, whose reputation grew again after his record time in Scotland at Celtic, with whom he led to an amazing 69-game unbeaten domestic run.
] He found a completely new life in Glasgow and won two Scottish Premiership titles, as well as many Scottish Cups and three League Cups.
It was a matter of time before he got a job again in England and his time came to prove that he had what was needed when Leicester came in February last year after Claude Puel's resignation.
And since his appointment, Leicester has not looked back and, against all odds, has become one of England's most formidable teams in a 12-month period.
A huge factor behind the Foxes' success is its willingness to take risks, giving the club's youth the chance to thrive on the biggest stage of all.
Like James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Ben Chilwell and Caglar Soyuncu, this season shone for Leicester and gained more confidence as the weeks passed after showing that they could take on the best in the Premier League.
van Harvey Barnes
They all developed their games en masse under Rodgers and at some point this season refused to shy away from a remarkable Premier League title, which is now over and Liverpool hits everyone on their way .
The Foxes have taken the scalp of Tottenham and Arsenal this campaign while humiliating Southampton 9-0 from home in the Premier League's best performance of the season.
They are in a sparkling shape for most of the season and deserve all the accolades that come their way – with the next term of Champions League football most likely.
Jamie Vardy has been in a great form everywhere and led the Premier League scorecards with 17 goals thanks to Maddison and the silky Youri Tielemans who time and again penetrate the path of the former English international.
But it is not only in the middle of the park where they do damage. Barnes and Ayoze Perez pose a real threat to the wings, while Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira have been granted a permit by Rodgers to roam the sides and to overlap to add another attacking threat.
Defensively, they are also extremely stubborn, with Soyuncu and Jonny Evans offering a magnificent shield for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
They have the third best defense record in the English top flight, behind Liverpool and Sheffield United alone – only admitted 26 times in so many games.
Rodgers supervised a turnaround at the King Power Stadium. When he took over, they seemed a shot of confidence and lacked a true identity, but only a year later the foxes fly high with faith beyond their years thanks to only one man.
And on Saturday, Rodgers and his Leicester players will be sure to add another victim to their list in Guardiola & # 39; s City, still ruining their European ban.
The top of the city will be watching very closely as the action unfolds at the King Power Stadium and they will be watching Rodgers closely to see if he can possibly lead the club through a new era the Etihad can lead.
City, which appeals against UEFA's judgment at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, runs the risk of losing their biggest names if their prohibition is enforced, and what many thought a prolonged period of dominance could end soon.
Although he has remained adamant, he will remain in the club if the prohibition of the Champions League continues, maybe Guardiola just keeps being secret open an eye for another opportunity elsewhere, which may pave the way for Rodgers to take the hotseat.
And City should certainly not be afraid to consider the 47-year-old. His past exploits emphasize that he could usher in a daring revolution in Manchester.
A club that was so used to immediate success and big money names that had attracted the shirt in recent years, might just evolve as Rodgers at the helm. An internal pressure has been exerted on Guardiola to gain the greatest honor, which means that the design of the club of the club has in fact almost weakened during his reign.
But if City is financially restricted because of their UEFA punishment, then they can be brought in to rely on their next generation of talent and Rodgers would not shy away from giving them enormous responsibility.
Perhaps Phil Foden can soon become an important man for City, while Tommy Doyle, Jayden Braaf, James McAtee and Cole Palmer can become stars to look forward to in the near future.
& # 39; We won the competition four times and were not treated with the same respect & # 39 ;: Raheem Sterling wonders why the stars of Manchester City did not win the PFA Player of the Year prize and says Liverpool players will dominate individual prizes this season
City have won the Premier League title three times in the last six seasons but none of their players have been named PFA players of the year.
Sterling, named PFA Young Player of the Year last year, says that the lack of individual recognition shows that City players have been wrongly overlooked.
& # 39; Especially in the last year in which we have the domestic quadruple including the competition, not to have a player winning PFA Player of the Year actually for himself, & # 39; told Sterling AS .
& # 39; The prize was awarded to a player from Liverpool [Virgil van Dijk] who had a fantastic season, but I also look at previous seasons when Yaya Toure scored 20 goals in midfield and did not win a Player of the Year.
& # 39; Also Sergio Aguero has been at the club for more than seven years and has scored incredible goals during this time, but none of City & # 39; s players have hav and won it.
It is impossible to win the competition four times and none of the players were players of the year. & # 39;
Sterling is also convinced that Liverpool players will enjoy a clean range of individual prizes at the end of the season, but has wondered why that is.
& # 39; So this year, Liverpool wins the competition and a Liverpool player definitely wins the Player of the Year & he said. "We won the competition four times and we were not treated with the same respect.
" The first year we won the competition [under Guardiola]Kevin De Bruyne was incredible and they gave it to another player [N’Golo Kante].
& # 39; Every year we win a big trophy and it is awarded to an opponent. It's things like that that don't depend on us, but we keep going. & # 39;
Manchester City & # 39; rent £ 20,000 / day lawyer who helped block Brexit twice & # 39; in an attempt to get their two-year ban on European football thrown out
David Pannick QC is recognized as one of the top British lawyers and was drafted by City to lead their legal battle against UEFA following the decision earlier this month.
In 2016, he successfully represented Mrs. Miller in her legal challenge to prevent Theresa May from bringing Britain out of the European Union without parliamentary permission.
Mr. Pannick, who became Baron Pannick of Radlett in 2008 after he was awarded a life spear, also represented the Brexit activist in September last year when she claimed to the Supreme Court that Boris Johnson had given the Queen illegal advice in his attempt to parliament.
Heads of city hope that he can use his legal expertise to help the club out of trouble after receiving a severe punishment from UEFA. The club has spent £ 20,000 a day to cover Mr. Pinnock's legal costs.
European football was rocked last Friday when the governing body announced that the English club would be banned from the European league for two years and fined € 30 million for & # 39; serious offenses & # 39; "of financial regulations.
The first violation reports that" his sponsorship income in his accounts and in the break-even information provided to Uefa between 2012 and 2016 "was too high, while" did not cooperate in the investigation ".
The city has expressed the intention to challenge the Court of Appeal for Sport (CAS) and hope that the issue can be resolved before the summer.
The ruling leaves the Premier League champions in an ominous position, questioning the future of some of their most important stars.
Manager Pep Guardiola, however, insisted that he remains loyal to the club if their app fails to CAS.
"I am confident that we will play in Europe next season. I'm pretty sure we will defend our position, & Guardiola said before confirming that he will remain as a manager.
"If they don't fire me, I'll stay here more than ever. I want to stay longer than the contract I have. I want to help the club grow and maintain this level for as long as possible. Why should I leave?
& # 39; It's not yet "It's not finished, it's not over yet," Guardiola said. & # 39; You fight whatever happens and the club will do that. There are two sides. The club says it's not true. I love this club. "
Guardiola also broke back to his old employers 'and boys' club, Barcelona, after their president Josep Maria Bartomeu thanked UEFA for continuing with Financial Fair Play penalties.
"If they are happy that we are suspended, I tell the President of Barcelona, give us two calls," the city manager said.
"I immediately ask people what they have done. "Don't talk too loudly Barcelona," that's my advice because everyone is involved in situations. We are appealing and hopefully we can play in the Champions League against Barcelona in the future. "
Liverpool's Premier League title downdown with Manchester City moved between games in April, while Sky and BT unveil the latest TV picks, while the first North London derby in the new Tottenham stadium is also switched
- The Premier League has confirmed which matches are shown on TV in April
- Manchester City is organizing Liverpool on April 5 while the Reds are trying to secure the title
- Tottenham hosted Arsenal for the first time in their new stadium on April 26
Sheffield United vs Wolves will also be shown on Sky Sports in the afternoon of April 19, while the two teams try to chase a European spot for next season.
A total of 20 games have been moved, many of which are subject to change due to the participation of the teams in the Champions League, Europa League or the FA Cup.
Sky plays most of the games, with BT Aston Villa vs. Wolves, Manchester United vs. Bournemouth and Liverpool vs. Burnley.
Chelsea will be shown on TV every week in April. They make the journey through London to West Ham on April 5 and then receive Watford the following week before traveling to Crystal Palace and Sheffield United later in the month.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann fears that Manchester City & # 39; juicy & # 39; wants compensation for borrower Angelino as Germans eye permanent transfer
Julian Nagelsmann has warned his RB Leipzig side that they will need a & # 39; juicy & # 39; pay compensation if they have to sign Angelino for a permanent deal from Manchester City .
The German outfit signed Angelino on loan for the rest of the season in January and Nagelsmann wants to make the deal permanent.
Nagelsmann, however, believes that Manchester City will demand a large compensation for the full back because the 23-year-old has made a strong start in Germany .
Nagelsmann, speaking to Kicker said of the Spaniard: & Here he needs many things very different from what he did with Pep Guardiola. He adapts incredibly quickly. He is the only newcomer who gets so used to the way I think of football – just offensive –
& # 39; He doesn't worry so much, but intuitively he does many things well. He clearly thinks a lot before the matches and thinks about what he should do and how the trainer is satisfied.
& # 39; He is not that stable in a back four.
& # 39; He has a juicy price tag. We first have to see what is in the wallet and whether the player and the selling club play a role. We will see it in the future. & # 39;
RB Leipzig reportedly has a £ 25 million option to sign Angelino permanently, but it seems that Manchester City has the right to increase the left back rating.
& # 39; One of the best strikers I've seen & # 39 ;: Pep Guardiola greets Jamie Vardy while the Manchester City boss insists the Leicester striker is there with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero
- View of Manchester City Leicester at King Power Stadium on Saturday night
- Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in 10 games against City
- Pep Guardiola was very compliment on Leicester, who is third in the table
- Guardiola worked with Lionel Messi in Barcelona and has Sergio Aguero
Pep Guardiola has praised Jamie Vardy as & # 39; one of the best strikers & # 39; he saw.
Manchester City faces Leicester at King Power Stadium on Saturday night and Vardy has in the past proved to be a nuisance to Guardiola.
At his press conference prior to the game on Friday, asked why Vardy thrives against City, Guardiola said: "We play 40 meters in front so it's perfect for him."
& Vardy scores goals against us and all teams. Because even in the box and in the last third, he is one of the best attackers I have ever seen.
& # 39; Intensity and high pressure, many things he is an exceptional player. & # 39;
The Leicester striker has scored six goals in 10 games against City – only Liverpool and Arsenal have admitted Vardy more goals.
Guardiola has worked with Lionel Messi in Barcelona and Sergio Aguero in his state in City, so it was very much praised by the City boss.
The Spanish boss was also very enthusiastic about Leicester as a whole, who sits third in the Premier League table.
& # 39; I said before the home game how impressing I am (with Leicester).
& # 39; They have an incredible organization, good scouting, they know what to do.
& # 39; It's nice to see teams play like this. It is good for English football to have such managers. & # 39;
& # 39; It is not as if we have already lifted the white flag & # 39 ;: Norwich City boss Daniel Farke says the club is not preparing for the championship prior to the Wolves crunch match
- The Canary Islands currently have six points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League
- They lost Saturday against Liverpool after 78th minute goal of Sadio Mane
- ] Norwich encounters heavy opposition on the Molineux on Sunday, because wolves are in 8th
- but Daniel Farke has remained positive that his young team is the drop can avoid
They face heavy opposition in the Molineux on Sunday because the Black Country club is 8th in the table and beat Espanyol 4-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night.
At a press conference today, Farke said: "We are planning to make different scenarios, but we are not so inclined to speak of the following season, it is not as if we have already lifted the white flag and are preparing for the championship.
"Our main topic is to be equally successful in the coming weeks, the other topics are not that important."
The German manager, 43, remained positive that his side was the dr on could occur, add: & # 39; For safety, six or seven wins are needed, we know that we need to get as close to 40 points as possible. & # 39;
Norwich produced one of the early shocks of the season when they beat current Manchester City champions, but the young team has won only three other games.
They put down a good performance against Liverpool at home on Saturday, but a 78th minute goal by Sadio Mane broke Canarian hearts.
The East Anglian team must collect points against Wolves to stay away from relegations to rivals Watford and West Ham.
Farke said: & Wolves play well in Europe and a solid team in the Premier League. They have played the last three games nicely. They are also fighting for Europe again next season.
& # 39; I do not see an easy setup for us, it is important for us to focus on our topics to bring our football to the fore. If we do that, we have a chance wherever we go, not just Wolves. & # 39;
But he added: & # 39; You learn from every game. We dominated our last game against Wolves, the game should have been buried during the break. Small details can change your world in football. & # 39;
The last time the two sides met – in December – Farke & # 39; s men lost 2-1 after a late goal from Raul Jimenez.
This time round they will be without right back Sam Byram – who is eliminated for the rest of the season – as well as winger Onel Hernandez and center back Christoph Zimmermann who are both big doubts.
Fellow defender Timm Klose will also miss the game as he recovers from a knee injury.
Inter Milan & # 39; demand of more than £ 75 million & # 39; for Manchester City and Barcelona target this summer at Milan Skriniar
The 25-year-old is a regular at the heart of [19459027AntonioConte & # 39; title challengers & # 39; defend this season.
But the Italian might try to cash in on the Slovak defender if a big bid comes on him, according to Calciomercato .
They claim that City had rejected an almost £ 60m bid for him in January.
Skriniar moved to the San Siro from Sampdoria in 2017 and has 115 performances in three years.
However, the report adds that there is a growing feeling in Italy that its style does not match that of Conte, who preferred 20-year-old Alessandro Bastoni.
But CEO Giuseppe Marotta seems reluctant to lose the center back in the transfer window.