Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree


The 23-year-old's £35m transfer fee surpasses the previous world-record £32.6m paid by Juventus to Parma in 2001 to bring Gianluigi Buffon to Turin.

Guardiola also stated that he expected a tough game against Brighton. "I will do my best like I did last season".

"The big fail now takes one week in football. I'm calm and I'm ready to help my team". "Players here now are so young and will stay for the future".

"Of course, it had an influence on me [the presence of Pep Guardiola here]". I was very happy when I found out he wanted to count on me. I think it will be a draw.

The first all Premier League clash in the country belonged to the Manchester club, with goals from Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero and Raheem Sterling giving them a comfortable 3-0 victory and they will be hopeful to take that form into the start of the league campaign.

Guardiola will travel to Brighton with new signings Bernardo Silva, Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker and Danilo, although Benjamin Mendy is still working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury.

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"We spoke and I saw last season how tough is this league". The first four, five, six games are so complicated, especially away.

The Premier League legend said on BBC Sport: "Chelsea I do sense, there is something brewing there, which isn't nice".

Brighton have broken their club transfer record twice in one week to draft in Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven and Club Brugge's Jose Izquierdo, subject to medical and worldwide clearance.

"We probably have to concentrate on the levels that we can affect".

"We spent the first three months in the bottom places".

"There's a huge gulf between the Championship and the top Premier League teams and having watched City in pre-season, they look like they are in the mood for a good start".