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City could not afford new striker

Manchester City could not afford a new striker in the summer – at least one of the requisite quality.

Pep Guardiola’s side find themselves without a recognised striker once more after Sergio Agüero suffered his latest injury.

The Argentinian had just returned toa action after four months out of the game with a knee problem, when he picked-up a fresh injury during the first half of the game with West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

He is ow expected to be sidelined for a month and joins Gabriel Jesus on the treatment table.

Guardiola says that, despite the club spending over £120 million on defenders in the summer, they decided not to strengthen in the forward department.

That is because they wanted to make sure that anybody they brought in was of similar quality to what was already at the club, and there was nobody available who matched that description in their price bracket.

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