Premier League: Pep Guardiola blasts Jurgen Klopp after his ‘no limit’ comments on Man City transfers- Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has hit out at critics for his clubs’ heavy spending in the ongoing transfer window. The reigning Premier League winners have acquired the services of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish by breaking the British transfer fee of the most expensive signing this summer. They are also rumored to be in pole position in landing Spurs skipper Harry Kane too.
Ready for the next chapter! So proud to have joined the Premier League champions, can’t wait to get started! 💙 pic.twitter.com/snoKdNQSpT
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) August 5, 2021
Pep Guardiola hit out at his critics after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoke about Chelsea and Man City’s transfer budgets while comparing them to Liverpool. The German was quoted saying, ‘We are allowed to spend the money we earn… they obviously don’t have any limits.’
Lashing out at Klopp’s comments, Pep Guardiola went on to claim of how City’s transfer budget goes on to shows the owners’ desire and affection for the club to keep on investing in it rather than see the money go another way around.
The Spanish tactician took a dig at Liverpool’s owners by saying ‘Some owners want to benefit, our owners don’t want any benefits. So they don’t invest in the team, while we invest what we can.“
He also went on to reveals speak about Chelsea while mentioning that City is staying within Financial Fair Play rules. The former Barcelona coach was quick to ask, what the problems are if the team is under the limits of FFP rules adding how another can “they can go to court and make a statement” if they don’t agree.
Explaining the Jack Grealish transfer Pep shared that City could bring the English international in only because they sold players worth around £60m resulting in their next spend to be in the region of £40m. We follow absolutely the rules. At our club, the owners don’t want to lose money of course but they want to spend, so we can do it.
Pep also shared how there were only 1 or 2 clubs before that use to spend money. But now there are teams like Chelsea that are owned by Roman Abramovich and Man City which is owned by Sheikh Mansour.
He spoke about how Manchester United won a lot of titles years ago because they spent more money than other clubs. Asking the media official to remember that, he goes on to reveal how Man City couldn’t do it because back then because they did not have the owners they have now.
The Man City head coach also goes on to share how Liverpool needs to look at themselves and understand why the club is not spending money. Adding how teams can win from investment, Pep shares how Liverpool was able to go into the market to spend on two incredible players in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson that helped them win the Premier League and Champions League.
The Spaniard ends the conversation by mentioning, ‘If they don’t want to spend more it’s maybe because they believe they don’t need it or because the owners, they don’t want it. I don’t know. I’m not there.’