Guardiola on Manchester City signings hard to beat Real Madrid Barcelona

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"Ruben Neves is an excellent player", said Guardiola, whose second-placed side will be looking to cut Liverpool's seven-point lead at the top of the table.

"Wolves play with two holding midfielders, not just one, but he's an excellent player, an excellent player". When we spent a lot two seasons ago, it was because the team was old - it was 30-31 years old and that's why we did it.

"It's not easy to find the specific quality of the players", said Guardiola.

Despite the likelihood of losing out on De Jong, Guardiola has no qualms over the work being done by City director of football Txiki Begiristain and his team to bring in top-class players.

Guardiola says the club will make every effort to improve their squad this summer, with 33-year-old Fernandinho absent for the club's back-to-back league defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester during the festive schedule. "We know it's going to be hard when you see the other teams in the league but we know we can achieve it if we are focused and concentrate". But we can not do it every season. No chance. You have to be quicker and more efficient.

Wolves' Ruben Neves is understood to be on a list of potential summer targets but, while Guardiola conceded his admiration for the Portugal worldwide, he also insisted the club need to be "careful" over their pursuit of new signings.

"They defend deep, switch play, control many areas". The club knows it will be more expensive for everybody and it is what it is. "I'm happy here, happy with my play and happy in the team".

"It's a good opportunity when the season is not going well to do something when you imagine you can do better".

"Sometimes we have done [business], but normally when we buy some player it's for the next five, six years and normally in this transfer window this kind of situation doesn't happen", he told a news conference ahead of Monday's Premier League clash with Wolves. "That's why they are doing incredibly well in the Premier League".

Jimenez added: "Maybe the "smaller" sides know we are a very hard team to beat so they wait at the back of the pitch - that's when we have some problems".

"When we win, people don't ask about the players we play".

"The big clubs don't buy big players for just six months, and it important players are not sold in this period".

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