Guardiola: I've been restrained by Man City's budget - FCNaija
EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 28/01/2018
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in the wake of Alexis Sanchez's move to rivals United says his side are not always able to pay high transfer fees and meet player's wage demands as the club is operating within a defined budget.Sanchez looked likely to join City before they pulled out due to the cost of the deal, leaving United to swoop in under their rivals' noses, offering the Chilean more than £350,000 per week at Old Trafford, according to reports.City according to Sky Sports were unwilling to agree to demands that would have made him the highest paid player in their squad and their manager Guardiola claims City cannot afford 22 'top' players as the Premier League leaders continue to fight on four fronts.
"When you want to handle four competitions sometimes you have to be lucky with injuries. Otherwise, you need 22 top players for every position. People don't believe this, but today 22 top players