Transfer Rumour: Manchester City plotting shock move for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets

Seventeen-year-old Phil Foden has been fast-tracked to the Manchester City first team by Pep Guardiola.

It is expected that City will fail in their pursuit for the Spain worldwide this summer, considering the star's importance in Barca's starting XI and they have already lost a key player this summer in the shape of Neymar.

"We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we made a decision to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said. Of City's 19,424 successful passes David completed 1,809 of them, just over nine per cent. Bernardo's was six per cent of 13,658.

When Manchester City announced the signing of Bernardo Silva - before the summer transfer window had even officially opened - from Monaco for £43 million (Dh205m) Pep Guardiola's attacking options went from merely sublime to spectacular.

Both were pivotal to their respective teams' retention and distribution of the ball last season, as well as their goals.

But, in truth, any pursuit of Busquets looks like a non-starter and Guardiola should look elsewhere if he wants to add more steel to his central-midfield ranks.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season". Yes, they have signed some good players in Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko, but they started Sunday's Community Shield without any of them.

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City boss Pep Guardiola was instrumental in Busquets' breakthrough into the first team at Barca and it has been claimed that he now wants him at the Etihad.

City dropped 17 points in the Premier League at home last season and finished third behind champions Chelsea and Tottenham.

Sane, who cost City a reported fee that could rise to £46.5million, scored five goals in the Premier League as City ended Pep Guardiola's first season in charge without a trophy. We were not able with those players to find a solution.

"I think it is unsustainable".

That is how you stay at the top for a sustained period of time.

"We did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now", said the Catalan.

Playing three at the back may enable Guardiola to associate Aguero and Jesus in attack, after he generally used a single-striker system last season following Jesus's arrival in January. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens knowing how hard it is".

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