Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Premier League champions Manchester City will not make any additions to the squad in the winter transfer window, per Manchester Evening News’ Joe Bray.
“We are not going to sign anyone in January. The squad we have we are pleased [with], the squad will stay the same,” Pep affirmed.
He believed solemnly that him and his team moved miles to lure top talents to Etihad in the 2022 summer transfer window.
Manchester City concluded one of their busiest transfer windows in recent years by recording an impressive profit, despite spending over £100m on new players.
Erling Haaland was the headline signing, and was the first to be announced this summer for his £51m release clause from Borussia Dortmund. Kalvin Phillips followed from Leeds to bolster the midfield after Fernandinho’s departure, while City have also strengthened their squad players with the arrivals of goalkeeper Stefan Ortegaon free transfer from a Bundesliga team, left-back Sergio Gomez for £13m and deadline day signing Manuel Akanji from same team with the Norwegian for £15m.
Those arrivals facilitated the high-profile sales of Raheem Sterling to Chelsea, and both Gabriel Jesus and Aleks Zinchenko to Arsenal. Those sales, along with over £30m of sales from the academy and more fees from sales of City Football Group players, mean that the Blues have managed an impressive £60m profit this summer and are not ready and planning for January transfers.