Guardiola defends City’s transfer policy

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he was saddened by the departures of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Raheem Sterling from his squad, but their sales gave the club the financial resources it needs to continue. During the current summer transfer period, City sold their players Jesus and Zinchenko to Arsenal for £ 45m ($ 55m) and £ 30m respectively (according to estimates by the media). While they are known to have spent a lot of money on the transfer market in recent years, City have also sold Sterling to Chelsea for a claimed sum of £ 50 million. “On the one hand, I am a little sad about the departure of these important players,” Guardiola told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s Community Shield match on Saturday. “But that’s the nature of the field,” added the Spaniard. To invest you have to sell some players otherwise you will not be able to continue. “I know the club has always been known for buying players. But we also sell. We are selling major players for a lot of money. “(Reuters)