Kevin De Bruyne is prone to miss the remainder of the yr after being suggested to have surgical procedure for a recurring hamstring downside, information that has additional affect on Manchester City’s switch enterprise.
City are on the lookout for a brand new central midfielder and are on the verge of transferring forward with a transfer to West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta.
Guardiola – who can be with out Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva for Wednesday’s Super Cup last in opposition to Sevilla – fears his talisman would require surgical procedure.
“In the next few days we will decide, surgery or no surgery, but it will take a few months,” Guardiola mentioned. “It will take another three or four months.
Kevin’s injury is a great loss, he has specific qualities. You can lose it one or two games, but for a long time it is very difficult for us. But you have to look ahead.
Kevin De Bruyne had to leave Man City’s match against Burnley after an injury
The Belgium international lasted just 23 minutes after City’s game at Turf Moor on Friday
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‘We have alternatives with different skills, different talent. It’s another chance, life gives you it. I’m pretty sure they’ll take it.’
Guardiola offered Phil Foden to be brought in more centrally, although City have yet to sign a deal for young Rennes right winger Jeremy Doku.
De Bruyne’s absence also sparks intrigue over the near future of academy midfielder James McAtee with the Treble winners.
A target from before De Bruyne’s setback, Paqueta is expected to cost up to £80m and City are also fighting to keep number 2 goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.
Ortega is wanted by Bayern Munich and Guardiola revealed it will be difficult to find new cover for Ederson this late in the period.
“It would be a problem to lose him, first of all because of the quality,” Guardiola added. When we introduced him right here as a result of (goalkeeper coach) Xabi Mancisidor despatched me clips saying he was a goalkeeper we wanted.
“He performed for a crew relegated from the Bundesliga and from day one I mentioned ‘what a goalkeeper we have.’ You know what number of saves he makes in essential video games.
“We don’t wish to lose him. We want it, however as in lots of circumstances it relies on three elements. If we lose Stefan out of the marketplace for two weeks, we’ll must get a keeper and that’s not simple now. It shouldn’t be simple. We need him.’
Pep Guardiola (pictured) confirmed that De Bruyne may most likely bear surgical procedure because of this