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Guardiola: We are buying for long term

8 Mar 2017
Pep Guardiola and Leroy Sane, Manchester City

Ahead of Stoke City visit, Man City head coach is planning to keep faith in youth

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will continue to look to the club academy and sign young players this summer and as they build for the future of the club.

“We are buying for the long term,” he told mancity.com. “That’s why Leroy [Sane] is here, why Raz [Raheem Sterling] is here and why Gabriel [Jesus] is here.

“All of them are 20 years old, except one or two cases when we need experience. The age is so important.”

Man City host Stoke City on Wednesday night looking to reduce Chelsea’s lead to eight points, but Guardiola is not purely focused on the present.

In the 30-minute interview the Man City head coach also talks about the teenage players from the Academy he will take on tour this summer. 

See: No fresh injury concerns for Guardiola

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