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He sold Aguero. Nope he was out of contract. Did he replace him. Google Kayky 😉
Sorry but buying an 18 year old to replace Aguero?As I said he hasn’t replaced him.
He could have offered Aguero another contract.
I also believe he’s already said he made a mistake selling him.
Good luck this season you will need some.
 

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Sorry but buying an 18 year old to replace Aguero?As I said he hasn’t replaced him.
He could have offered Aguero another contract.
I also believe he’s already said he made a mistake selling him.
Good luck this season you will need some.
I believe Aguero is still injured
 
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Sorry but buying an 18 year old to replace Aguero?As I said he hasn’t replaced him.
He could have offered Aguero another contract.
I also believe he’s already said he made a mistake selling him.
Good luck this season you will need some.
Tony they won the league last year, with Aguero on the treatment table most of the year.
Not really a lot to replace.
 

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Tony they won the league last year, with Aguero on the treatment table most of the year.
Not really a lot to replace.
That is very true Simon
However once again failing in the C/L
I think everyone could see he was getting injured a lot and would need replacing once they decided to let him go.
I also believe most could see Jesus was not the answer,although in his own right he’s an ok striker,although it seems this year Pep has started him wide right.

Any team that has a world class player in any position and loses him,if not replaced with the like or even better surely it will effect them.

Surely a manager of Peps experience can see that.
 

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That is very true Simon
However once again failing in the C/L
I think everyone could see he was getting injured a lot and would need replacing once they decided to let him go.
I also believe most could see Jesus was not the answer,although in his own right he’s an ok striker,although it seems this year Pep has started him wide right.

Any team that has a world class player in any position and loses him,if not replaced with the like or even better surely it will effect them.

Surely a manager of Peps experience can see that.
Managers don’t buy players.
 

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Tony they won the league last year, with Aguero on the treatment table most of the year.
Not really a lot to replace.
Very true, but I'd imagine a striker would have been their number 1 target, given they seem to be so strong everywhere else. So, to get Grealish was an interesting move. He fits well to how they play, but they have an abundance of talent in those areas, I'd have thought they'd get a striker above all else. Maybe they felt they could get Grealish AND a striker, so just bit the bullet and got Grealish while they could. Although, in hindsight, if they hadn't spent £100m on Grealish, would they have been able to offer a fee for Kane that Spurs could not refuse? Man City with Kane would probably have been a much more frightening prospect that Man City with just one more excellent midfielder on their squad that they can rotate in and out of the 1st 11.
 
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They spent £100mil on Grealish because it was an easy transfer to make - release clause etc

I don’t understand why they went for him when they have a lot of good players for those roles

Aguero played 12 games last season and most of them were early doors - they managed to walk the league using a false 9 most of the games and that’s why they wanted Kane to play that false 9

They will work it out with all the players they have and will challenge for the title. Certainly going to finish above UTD
 

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That is very true Simon
However once again failing in the C/L
I think everyone could see he was getting injured a lot and would need replacing once they decided to let him go.
I also believe most could see Jesus was not the answer,although in his own right he’s an ok striker,although it seems this year Pep has started him wide right.

Any team that has a world class player in any position and loses him,if not replaced with the like or even better surely it will effect them.

Surely a manager of Peps experience can see that.
Re Agueroooooooooooo. I don’t think any City fan has a bad word to say about him but unfortunately his legs had gone. Last season he played bit part roles and a couple of goals got some City fans thinking he had one last “ Hurrah” in him. It never happened, partly because of ffp his wages went off the bill to make room for a n other aka Kane. That never materialised because of Levy playing hardball. Kayky was brought in as an eventual successor to Aguero, but not now. He was supposed to arrive in Jan but that has been brought forward for obvious reasons. What I find odd is City have Liam Delap who has been banging them in for fun, but he has never really been given a chance. Is he rated? Well City turned down £15 million from Dortmund for him so he cannot be that bad. Which then leads to the question. Why do Dortmund want Delap when they have Haaland 🧐
 

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Managers don’t buy players.
Managers identify weaknesses, go to their Director of Football, point this out. The Director of Football, if any good, will give a range of options to the manager that suit the criteria of what the manager wants, within the budget available. The Manager will decide with the DoF their wish list, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and then the DoF goes and does their stuff. That is how it should work and I expect it does work at City. Pep is big enough to have that level of say. Clubs that don't include the manager in the process are foolish in the extreme. If Pep was not asking for an Aguero replacement then I would be amazed. The amount of chances they create :eek:. Imagine a Lewandowski or Kane being fed that number of chances.
 
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