Pep Guardiola won’t bring in a new striker to replace Sergio Aguero.
Sergio Aguero will be leaving the club when his contract expires in the summer and Guardiola believes that City’s all-time leading goalscorer is irreplaceable.
Guardiola told a news conference: “There is a big chance we are not going to sign a striker this summer.
“We have enough players in the first-team right now and we have interesting players in the academy, so there is a big chance that, because of the economic situation in the world right now, we are not going to sign a striker next season.
“With these prices, we are not going to buy any striker. It’s impossible, we can’t afford it. That is not going to happen. All the clubs struggle financially, and we are not an exception.
“We have Gabriel Jesus, we have Ferran Torres, who played incredibly this season in that position, we have young players in the academy, and we play many times with a false nine.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, maybe it is going to happen, but maybe we are not going to buy any striker for the next season. Today there is more chance we are not going to buy any striker for the next season.”