Manchester City 'not disappointed' over losing Jorginho to Chelsea - Guardiola

Ireland underage international called up to Manchester City squad

Ireland underage international called up to Manchester City squad

He's a great professional, he is training like an 18 year-old.

A number of young players will get the chance to impress Guardiola while senior players Joe Hart and Jason Denayer have returned from loan spells to be part of the preseason squad.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised the professionalism of Joe Hart and says that the goalkeeper will start the pre-season friendly with Borussia Dortmund.

He last played for City in a Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest in August 2016 having been axed by Guardiola following his arrival in Manchester two years ago. "If not, he will stay here", Guardiola said.

Also in the squad is City's summer signing Riyad Mahrez, the winger recruited for a club-record fee of £60million from Leicester.

Instead, the Italy worldwide followed new Blues head coach Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Stamford Bridge, becoming the club's first signing of the summer transfer window.

'No, we are not disappointed, ' Guardiola said.

"English football receives an exceptional player".




"My advice for all players is they have to go where they want to go, and in the end it would have been a mistake for him and for us if he'd made a decision to come here when he wanted to go with Maurizio and Chelsea".

"It would have been a mistake if he'd come here when he wanted to go to Maurizio and Chelsea".

Guardiola allowed defensive midfielder Yaya Toure to leave in the summer and wants a replacement.

Defender Mendy, who made just one substitute appearance for France during their triumph at Russian Federation 2018, and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva are the only members of Guardiola's squad who featured in the World Cup to be included on the trip.

Germany winger Leroy Sane will join up with the squad when they land in the US and Patrick Roberts, Jack Harrison and Jason Denayer, who spent last season on loan, are also travelling.

The lack of activity in recent days, in terms of fortifying midfield options, allows youngsters such as Oleksandr Zinchenko to play some sort of role for another campaign.

The match can be viewed on Premier Sports in the UK.

Both would present hard negotiations for Manchester City, but Kovacic is keen to secure more playing time next season. "I know it's not easy for him". We will try and find solution for him.

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