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Pep Guardiola Asks Manchester City For Two Huge Premier League Signings

Pep Guardiola Asks Manchester City For Two Huge Premier League Signings

Pep Guardiola has asked Manchester City to sign Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, as he attempts to rebuild his team.

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Last week was one of mixed emotions for Guardiola and City fans, as the boss signed a new contract to potentially keep him at the club until 2023 before they were well beaten by Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

City had most of the possession against Spurs, and a lot more chances, but they failed to create enough clear cut opportunities whilst Tottenham, led by Kane's efforts upfront, were able to hit the visitors on the counter.

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Having seen how effective the England captain was against his side it's not wonder, according to the Independent, that Guardiola has asked the club to look into the possibility of signing the 27-year-old.

Kane didn't score at the weekend but ran the game for Spurs. Image: PA Images
Kane didn't score at the weekend but ran the game for Spurs. Image: PA Images

City only have Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as first team options up front, without relying on Ferran Torres or Raheem Sterling to play up front, so it's no wonder the manager is considering a new signing.

Aguero is 32 and has been hit with several injuries in recent years, the latest of which kept him out of Saturday's game, whilst Jesus has only shown glimpses of the form needed to replace the club's all time top scorer in the future.

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Kane is yet to win any silverware with Spurs and, despite reaching 150 Premier League goals for the club, could start to look for a move if they don't start winning in the near future.

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The Independent also report that Guardiola has asked the four time Premier League winners to sign Grealish for him as part of the rebuild.

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Previously the Aston Villa captain was linked with a move to City's near neighbours Manchester United but when no move materialised in the summer he signed a new deal at Villa Park.

The 25-year-old's star has only grown since then, making his debut for England and forcing his way into Gareth Southgate's Euro 2020 plans, and the report claims Guardiola even spoke to Kevin de Bruyne about the possibility of signing the player.

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Grealish has been in excellent form for Villa and England this season. Image: PA Images
Grealish has been in excellent form for Villa and England this season. Image: PA Images

Despite their attacking riches, it has been noted that City are lacking a creative spark since David Silva left at the end of last season.

The side who finished runners up to Liverpool in July are currently in 13th place after eight games and sit eight points behind table toppers Spurs and Liverpool.

Former Barcelona boss Guardiola has never managed a side as long as he's been at the Etihad Stadium and the new deal only adds to that record.

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City have also been linked with a move for Lionel Messi, and it seems unlikely they'd sign the six time Ballon d'Or winner as well as both Kane and Grealish, no matter how big a rebuild Pep wants.

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Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Football News, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Pep Guardiola, Transfer stories, Transfer rumours, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Transfer gossip, Transfer news, Harry Kane

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