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Karine Grigoryan

26-01-2019 | 14:06 Football
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Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City won't be held to ransom after missing out on Frenkie de Jong

Recently, Ajax midfielder and Manchester City transfer target Frenkie de Jong completed a €75million move to Barcelona. Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will not be held to ransom after losing out to Barcelona in the race to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (via Mirror) “We try to keep the harmony in the locker room with the wages. When you have no balance with that, then there is always a problem with the mood," said Guardiola. “One of the good things City have done is keeping that balance. The reality is that it’s not just one or two teams paying a lot of wages. There are many. “Everybody can pay a lot in fees and wages. There are many and sometimes we can’t compete with that. We have to be quicker, faster and don’t get nervous. “I said many times with Barcelona and Real Madrid it’s impossible to fight against them. We have to be quicker, smarter and try to buy the players. We have to adapt.”

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