Pep Guardiola insists he would love to add a goalscorer of Lionel Messi’s calibre to his squad.
Manchester City will bid adieu to their record goalscorer, Kun Aguero after this season.
So far, a replacement has not been signed yet but the summer transfer window is right around the corner. Both Harry Kane and Erling Haaland are thought to be on the market with price tags of nearly £150m or higher.
Guardiola said, “I’d love to have a striker who got 50 goals a season honestly, but at the same time I don’t like to put all the pressure on one player.
“In Barcelona, Lionel Messi, every season since he was born, scored 50 a season. In the Premier League, with just one guy you won’t win it. You need three guys with more than 10 to be competitive.
“But when you have a guy who can get 25-30 it helps a lot, honestly. We will try for the way we play for everyone to be involved.”
City’s scoring burden is shared evenly across the entire squad. But without Aguero, the team will still be at a disadvantage. Perhaps, their only missing piece is a starting number nine.