Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City will face the most difficult summer on the transfer front

Pep Guardiola fears the impact of UEFA’s injunction prohibiting his team from taking part in the next two Champions League editions

Great concern for the current coach of the City who, following the decision imposed by UEFA, fears that the current costs of the club will impose important disposals and a market with low seasonal ambitions.

John Stones, Leroy Sane Ilkay Gundogan and Claudio Bravo have been among the 13 who have arrived at the Etihad stadium since Guardiola took over as manager of the club in the summer of 2016.

But the transfer landscape is now different for the City with the club suspended from European competition for two years due to the alleged violation of the rules of financial Fair Play.

The club’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, says the allegations “are simply not true”, with City intending to appeal the ruling of the referee court for sport.

Guardiola said: “I don’t think we could play a good summer market. I don’t think why it is so difficult today to change players because they are so expensive and it is not easy, so the blockade of UEFA will have a negative and heavy impact on the team’s performance in the coming seasons “