“Our players will not go free”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who this Wednesday plays against Aston Villa in the match corresponding to matchday 14 of the Premier League, spoke at the press conference prior to the duel about him interest of other clubs in their players and sent a very clear message to the possible teams that want any of his men: “Our players will not go free.”
Asked specifically by the Barça’s interest in Ferran Torres for this winter market, Guardiola limited himself to replying that “it is not my job to comment on this, you know. You have to call Txiki Begiristain, or Ferran Torres’ agent, or Barça“, Although later he did make a reflection, applicable both to the Barça team and to the rest:” To us, because we are Manchester City, they ask us much more money for any signing. Because of the environment that surrounds us and everything this… And if there are clubs that want any of our players, they will not leave for free. There has to be a negotiation, an agreement between clubs and then we’ll see. ”
“It’s not my job to comment on this, you know. You have to call Txiki, or Ferran Torres’ agent, or Barça”
In this sense, Barça has already started to do their homework, and represented by the football director Mateu Alemany and the club’s CEO, Ferran Reverter, traveled to Manchester last week to start negotiating, meeting even with Guardiola. In fact, MD already reports this Wednesday that the two clubs approach positions by Ferran Torres.
Despite making it very clear that City will not give away to anyone, Santpedor’s did not close the door to the possibility of losing any of his players, if this is your wish: “I have always told my players, especially last year after four seasons together: please don’t stay here if you don’t want to be in the club. Do it for yourselves, but at the same time for the club. Has no sense. Life is too short to be in a place bound by a contract instead of being where you want it most. “