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Pep Guardiola says he is under no obligation to buy a defensive midfielder in the transfer window.
City had been heavily-linked with Italian enforcer Jorginho, who joined Chelsea last week, while the Premier League Champions have strengthened in the window with the signing of Riyad Mahrez.
Guardiola asserts he is content with the options he has at his disposal, but will see how the situation develops regarding potential arrivals.
Ahead of Friday’s match against Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup, the Catalan boss addressed the media, declaring: “Fernandinho, Oleks Zinchenko, Fabian Delph and Ilkay Gundogan can play in that position. We have two young players that can play there too.
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“I’m not disappointed (that we missed out on Jorginho). The players have to go where they want to go. English football received an exceptional player.”
Long-serving goalkeeper Joe Hart was also a topic of discussion for the press. As a player that has been on loan for the previous two seasons, his next location has been of interest to fans and media alike.
“Joe is our player,” Guardiola continued. “We’ll try and find a solution that is best for him. If not, he will stay. He’s one of the best professionals we’ve ever met.”
Zinchenko also discussed his future, amidst speculation linking the Ukrainian away from the Etihad Stadium. Watch the full press conference above for more...