Pep Guardiola has said he is ‘happy’ and ‘excited’ ahead of the new season following the transfer business conducted by Manchester City this summer.
Manchester City have already completed the signings of Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega, while Julian Alvarez has finally arrived at the club having completed his move from River Plate back in January, before returning to the South American side on loan.
The club have also seen Gabriel Jesus, Oleksander Zinchenko and Raheem Sterling leave the club in what has been a busy close season for the Premier League champions.
While Pep Guardiola admitted he is ‘sad’ to see players leave, he admitted he is ‘excited’ with the shape of his squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
“Erling and Julian are here and will have a positive effect on our game,” he said at a press conference ahead of Man City’s friendly with Bayern Munich in the USA.
“We scored a lot of goals last season; we won the Premier League and got to the semifinals of the Champions League. We were one of the top scorers in Europe.
“So far I am so excited and so happy [with the makeup of the squad].
“Sometimes the market was strange for us. Normally we are a team that buy and didn’t sell much. This summer for different reasons, we sell some players.
“Sometimes you want to do it but you can’t. This summer it happened so quick. not just first-team players – academy and loan players. New players have come and we continue with them.
“One of the things I am trying to discover before we buy a player is if he is a nice guy. I don’t like to work much with guys who are not nice. When you have a locker room and the chemistry is good, that is worth more than hours of tactics.
“This summer we have bought some exceptional people. And the rest we know each other.
“And we are sad because Raheem, Gabriel and Oleks were incredibly beloved.
“Since I arrived in Manchester, the chemistry has been incredible. It makes things good for me.”
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