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Pep Guardiola Claims Manchester City Could Play Without a Striker Next Season

By Amreen
Guardiola has claimed City could go next season without a striker
Guardiola has claimed City could go next season without a striker / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has claimed Manchester City would be prepared to spend the 2021-22 season without signing a striker as they continue to be linked with a move for Tottenham's Harry Kane.

City have been tipped to sign Kane following Sergio Aguero's departure, with the Spurs' talisman pushing for an exit this summer. However, the Spaniard has admitted he is comfortable continuing with his current squad if the Premier League champions aren't able to sign the England international before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

"It depends if it is possible. If it is we do it, if not we go without a striker," he said after City's 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Community Shield final.

"Tomorrow seven or eight players arrive back. That's why I guess at the beginning of the season we will try to get results without being at our best. We know we will not be at our best but the players will be better next Sunday. That is the process we have to do."

According to reports, City are willing to bid £100million for Kane, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to budge from his £150m asking price. The England international still has three years left on his current contract, and it remains to be seen if City are willing to splurge on him, especially after already forking out £100m to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.