The Sky Blue boss Pep Guardiola has refuted a link between his former club Barcelona’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner and his side Manchester City, saying he wish the current most decorated player on the planet ends his carrier with the Blaugrana. Guardiola who also seemed reluctant about new signings said he was not going to talk about transfer until after the season. He offered a similar response when pressed on whether he intends to bring in another centre-half in the next window, with many having called for a suitable successor to former club captain Vincent Kompany to be found.
Man City remain in contention for FA Cup and Champions League crowns this season, having already collected Community Shield and Carabao Cup winners’ medals. Guardiola is eager to see his side finish with a flourish, but accepts that they have fallen short of the Premier League title race that has been dominated by record-setting champions the Reds.