Man City keeper Ederson: Pep Guardiola said to forget price tag

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However, City will have to fork out a fair sum for the Spain global given that he's still got two years left on his Barca deal, and it's not likely that the English side would see much change from £50m for Busquets.

While many of us are confused as to which player will start, below are the 5 players who are definitely going to start and should be on your FPL list. He said that as of now I'm going to have more options in the build-up, to play both short and long balls.

"I think Lukaku is going to do well at United, he's given them a different dimension, but you can't look past Harry Kane".

The player will be looking to replicate, or even get better, this year. We try to attack more fluently, and more times maybe this season, but it's a process to do that and sometimes you need a little bit more time.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season", Guardiola said Friday on the eve of his side's opening game of the new Premier League season at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion.

"We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League, and we need to change it".

"Some of the transfer fees are insane but it shows how good these players are. But there's no fear", he added.

"For us there are some great examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up". In attack, they were exhilarating at times previous year, the best in the league, and if they get a decent amount of games out of Vincent Kompany, then it may well be a no-contest.

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In spite of City's lavish summer spending, which has seen the club surpass the £220m barrier, Guardiola anticipates a tough start for the new season.

Meanwhile, Guardiola claims there will be no immediate repeat of this summer's lavish spending at Manchester City.

Empowered by a close-season transfer splurge of some £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros), Manchester City are the early favourites to topple Premier League champions Chelsea.

City paid Portuguese side Benfica £34.7 million for the Brazilian, making him the second-most expensive goalkeeper in history behind Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon.

Close to £130 million was invested in full-backs as Guardiola shored up his defence with Tottenham's Kyle Walker, Monaco's Benjamin Mendy from Monaco and Real Madrid's Danilo.

Having linked up with his new team-mates last week after being on global duty with Portugal earlier this summer, Bernardo made his City debut in last Friday's 3-0 pre-season win over West Ham in Iceland, coming on as a second half substitute. We cancelled just one training session in the States because of the weather. I think it will be a draw. "We didn't buy full-backs for five, six years", said Guardiola.

There has been no significant strengthening of the squad this summer, and with Spurs forced to play their home games at Wembley this season, bookmakers are predicting a fourth-placed finish for Spurs, who can be backed at 10-1.

Improvement on last season's seventh-placed finish is the minimum requirement for Ronald Koeman, but a title bid might have to wait a year.

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