How did Guardiola respond to the news of Neymar’s transfer to Manchester City?

BERLIN: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has denied rumors that Neymar could join the squad in an exchange with Paris Saint-Germain. And the French newspaper “Le Parisien” revealed that Paris Saint-Germain offered Neymar to Manchester City at the start of questsummer as part of a mutual agreement that includes the transfer of Bernardo Silva from City to Saint-Germain. The report added that Manchester City rejected the proposal, but Guardiola described this account as inaccurate. Guardiola said in his statements to reporters in Houston before the game in schedule for his team against Club America today, Wednesday, in preparation for next season: “I’m sorry for the newspaper Le Parisien, but that’s not true .. I’m sorry for them, because the information they got is wrong.” He added: “Neymar is a great player and, as far as I know, he is a beautiful person. He lets him express himself in Paris ”. Pointing to the number of players whose names are associated with Manchester City, Guardiola added: “Manchester City buys 150 players every summer, and that’s not true. Sure, I’m sorry for Neymar. And in the last period it has been reported that Paris Saint-Germain has offered in sale Neymar, 30 years old. Guardiola reiterated his confidence in Bernardo Silva’s continuation with Manchester City, despite his name being associated with Barcelona. Manchester City have made several important deals quest’summer, led by the signing of Norwegian star Erling Haaland, as well as Calvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez and Stefan Ortega Moreno, but Bernardo Silva proved to be an important player in the team’s midfield. (Dpa)