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Man City's Pep Guardiola has high expectations of "intelligent" Bernardo Silva

13 August 2017

In his first press conference of the new season ahead of tomorrow's opener against Brighton, Pep Guardiola confirmed that there will be more transfers before the window shuts in 20 days.

"So yes we'll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that's for the whole of the season, not just the start". We always create more than the opponent. However, the Brazilian blew hot and cold last season, and with Fernando joining Galatasaray, the Manchester City boss has a spot open in his squad.

Guardiola said: "Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season".

While the arrival of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mandy and Danilo for the full-back role and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson shows manager Pep Guardiola recognised the need to shore up his back-line, the Spaniard's attacking philosophy is unlikely to change.

"We bought three and the market is so demanding right now, for all the teams around the world, not just for Manchester City. (The current players) are young and will stay for the future".

Guardiola actually enquired about Busquets last summer but a move never materialised, and it will surely be a hard task again this summer after Barca lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record transfer.

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. But I think it is unsustainable.

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

The Brazil star was a crucial first team player and his departure has handed Barca the unenviable task of trying to replace him, and if Busquets were to leave too, that would be hugely detrimental to the team.

"The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed".

"He's a guy who plays in the middle and can be a holding midfielder or play in front".

"I saw last season how tough the league is - it doesn't matter who the top teams are". "We are here to win the games and titles".

Silva, who joined in May from Ligue 1 champions Monaco in a deal reportedly worth £43million, made his first appearance for the club in a 3-0 pre-season win over West Ham United in Iceland last week. "We did it without pressure in friendlies and now we have to see how we react under pressure".

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