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Pep Guardiola says you have to pay if you’re to sign “quality” goalscorers.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says talented goalscorers must be brought and cannot be taught

Gabriel Jesus has scored seven goals this season for club and country

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says you have to be prepared to pay if you’re to sign “quality” goalscorers.

City have been outstanding in front of goal this season despite not buying a frontline striker over the summer, having scored 30 goals in 10 games.

Forwards Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus have been prolific, and have been backed up by wingers Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

Guardiola puts that down to the effect of new full-backs Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy.

Sergio Aguero and David Silva are missing for Pep Guardiola's side
Sergio Aguero and David Silva are missing for Pep Guardiola’s side

But the City boss stressed the importance of quality strikers.

He said: “Always I believe that creating chances, creating play, creating good actions is the best way to score goals. Always I believe the way we play is so important.

“But the quality to put the ball in the net you have to buy it. That you cannot teach. I cannot teach Sergio and Gabriel and these guys to score goals, it’s talent.

“To take the ball, control it and put it there is a talent and you have to buy it.

“When you have guys in your squad who can score 20 or 25 goals it’s a good advantage.”

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